Mechanics

BATTERY OR STARTER

2001 Ford Ranger • 4 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 124,000 miles

Turn the key and sometimes the car will start, others it wont turn over. Could this be battery or starter?
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Pwprocks
December 19, 2010.



Id have a free battery check at many of the places out there such as autozone, walmart etc. And if it tests good, look at battery cable connections (must be tight as I should be able to pull on the connection and not move it) and then possible suspect starter

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Mjr346
Dec 19, 2010.
If it start normally sometimes, chances are the battery is good. However, it would be a good thing to have it checked. As far as the problem, make sure the battery terminals are clean and tight. Make sure the ground to the engine block is clean and tight.