1991 FORD RANGER IGNITION SWITCH

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  • bubbatin
  • 1991 Ford Ranger

1991 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 96k miles

My 91 ranger will not start from the ignition switch. Everything electrical (windows radio bells etc) work when the key is on but when I try to start it does absolutly nothing. I am able to jump the starter celinoid to start the truck. Is my problem the ignition switch or the ignition module? If it is the module were is it located and how hard is it to replace? If it is the ignition switch I have been told I have to pull the steering wheel and that sounds like something beoned my ability. There was no warning before it stopped working with the key. Thanks.

Monty

Monday, August 9th, 2010 AT 1:21 PM

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  • saturntech9
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First of all thank you so much for your donation. We need to do some testing before we say what the problem is. Do you have a multimeter or a test light to do some testing?You will need one of those.

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Monday, August 9th, 2010 AT 1:49 PM
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Hi
Maybe starter solenoid with test light check red/light blue wire should light when key is turned to start. If it does ignition switch good solenoid needs replaced.
Let me know
Thanks for donate

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Monday, August 9th, 2010 AT 1:51 PM
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Ok Guys I did not have a meter or light to check the solenoid so I just went ahead and replaced it. This was not the problem.

Monty

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 AT 2:48 PM
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Like I said in my first post you need a multimeter or a test light. Other wise your just guessing and wasting money everytime you guess wrong. So if you get one then I can help you trace power. It could even be a bad starter but we won't know for sure untill we trace power to see what is wrong.

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Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 AT 3:12 PM
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Ok I finaly got a meter to check power to the solenoid and there is no power getting to it. Whats the next step?

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Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 8:31 PM
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I need to know what size engine you have so I can get you the correct wire diagram to walk you threw it.

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Thursday, August 26th, 2010 AT 1:02 PM

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