Mechanics

BURNING UP STARTERS AND WILL N

1994 Ford Ranger

Engine Mechanical problem
1994 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

I wanted to know if anyone can help at all? I have changed the solenoid, battery, starter and new ground from starter relay and still have the same problem. My starter keeps grinding and it will not charge. I have had everything tested and retested and everything shows fine. Still cannot find out why the starter keeps grinding and I can't find any thing else wrong. The starter relay was replaced and traced all wires leading to and from starter, alternator, solenoid and battery and all fusible links and still the truck will start but if you don't pull off negative battery terminal, another starter will burn up. Please can anyone help.
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Bigcat6460
August 6, 2008.



Get the ignition switch and starter relay tested

Rasmataz
Aug 6, 2008.
I replaced the starter relay switch and had the ignition switch checked, both are in good shape. I do not get why the starter is kicking out and not kicking back. This is the third starter. All wires and fuseable links were tested and found to be fine. The alternator was tested and showed no problem, I am at a total loss trying to figure this out. I have the Haynes repair manual but still have the same problem. Any clue?

Tiny
Bigcat6460
Aug 6, 2008.
I do not get why the starter is kicking out and not kicking back. When this happens is it cranking the engine over? Inspect the flywheel-you sure its the correct type starter?

Jump the battery feed at the starter relay and the small terminal lable S w/o using the key and tell me what happen

Rasmataz
Aug 6, 2008.
Yes I did the jumper test without using the key. It will start and run for a minute but the starter will not kick back and it is the correct sterter. I t is for a 4cyl, 5 spd. 2.3L. I still do not understand why the alt. Will not charge. I tested the two connectors on the side of the alt. And one wire shows the light bright and the other shows a dim light, the middle wire has nothing. The starter will start the truck but if I don't remove the negative terminal it will burn up another starter. Ignition switch is good, solenoid or starter relay is new, starter is new, battery is new, alternator working fine until you crank and start the truck, then the starter sticks. Touching the starter realy makes it kick back but still no charging. Could it be the connections on my alternator. How can I test besides voltmeter showing good and light test showing good. Have tried evreything and using Haynes is not helping. Where is my computer located on this Ranger? Thanks for any answers in advance.

Tiny
Bigcat6460
Aug 6, 2008.
Pull the small wire that goes to the S terminal on the relay and check for power do you have power? IF so- its not suppose to be there w/o the use of the key -Its shorting out somewhere and this will cause the starter to continue to operate

Inspect the flywheel for warpage-this will cause the drive pinion of the starter to jam and will not retract-

Charging system -Do below full field the alty while engine is idling-Is it charging now if so replace the regulator. Get back


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Rasmataz
Aug 6, 2008.
I have am having the exact same problem in my 1994 ford ranger 4cly, 2.3, 5 speed manuel tran. I already tested the S terminal on the solenoid and it was working right.
Could someone show me how the solenoid is supposed to be hooked up that way I know mine is right?
If it is the flywheel, well then that really sucks.
Thanks

Tiny
Tjones5488
Sep 24, 2008.