AFTER CRANKING AND WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING, THE STARTED CONTINUED TO GRIND

  • Tiny
  • Wmsonrebel
  • 1989 FORD RANGER
  • 58,000 MILES

Even after turning the engine off and removing the key, the starter continued to grind. It went for approx 10 minutes then cut off. I now have no power to the truck. I thought maybe the battery had run down and tried to jump it off but the battery isn't dead. What should I look for now?

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 6:05 PM

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  • Tiny
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Sounds like you starter solenoid went bad and kept the stater going. Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?Have you checked all the fuses?

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 6:09 PM
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  • Rasmataz
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Ford is always known for this kind of stuffs-drive pinion jamming on the flexplate-solenoid

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 6:13 PM
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Solenoid is separate from starter for this model isn't it?

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 6:26 PM
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On that year it should be seperate up on the firewall or the fender well. Do you have a multimeter to do some testing?

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 6:35 PM
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You probably talking about the starter relay

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 6:37 PM
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Thats wild I have seen later model fords then that with seperate starter solenoids. Lets unplug the starter relay so we can find the no power and not have to worry about the starter coming on and staying on right now. Do you have a multimeter to do some testin?Thanks for the info rastamaz.

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 6:55 PM
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Yw-have helper start it up while you observe the relay when it acts up bang on it hard if it stops -replace it-

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 7:10 PM
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They have no power to the truck read above oringal question thats why iam saying to unplug the starter relay while tracing the no power issue.

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Monday, January 16th, 2012 AT 7:16 PM

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