WON'T START MAY BE A BAD GROUND?

  • Tiny
  • jacobtudisco
  • 1997 Ford Ranger
  • 141,000 miles

1997 ford ranger won't start, fender solenoid fires but engine doesn't turn over. Can be push started. Replaced terminal connector and ground lead off of negative battery terminal.

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 12:35 AM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Seems like the starter is bad. Did you try applying battery voltage to the starter solenoid to tst if the starter cranks?

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 1:23 AM
  • Tiny
  • jacobtudisco
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Turned out it was a bad ground off of the starter. Once that was fixed it would start right up. Avoided a lot of trouble

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 2:58 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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Glad to know you have the problem fixed.

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012 AT 5:07 AM

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