THE TRUCK WAS RUNNING FINE UNTIL RECENTLY

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1996 Ford Ranger
  • 165,000 miles

The truck was running fine until recently. I let it sit outside for a while during the winter months without starting it. The battery was dead so I jumped it. It idled fine for a bit, but as soon as I would press the clutch in, it would die. Then unable to start up again. And the dinging from the door being open was much quieter and anytime I even touched the brake or clutch, the dinging would stop while the truck was off.

Monday, January 14th, 2013 AT 11:23 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
  • Expert
  • 68,410 posts

The battery sounds dead, Remove it, recharge it, have it load tested at a parts store (they will do it for free) and if it passes, then replace it and try again. I think the battery is too low for the alt to charge it.

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 AT 12:33 AM

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