1995 Ford Ranger Starter Problem, just hear a click

Tiny
DLANDVW2
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  • 1995 FORD RANGER
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 180,000 MILES
I have a 95 Ford Ranger, and when I turn the ignition, all I get is a clicking noise. I've checked cables, they seem fine, battery seems fine. It looks like there's a Solenoid Switch? On the right side of the vehicle near the firewall, I put a screwdriver on it between the two posts and it still gives just a click. I'm assuming this means the starter is bad? My real question is this, How do I replace the starter? It looks like it's under neath the engine, or toward the bottom. Is it easier to come up through underneath, or down through the top? Do I have to remove anything else to get to it? I'm kind of lost on this vehicle
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 AT 10:54 AM

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Tiny
JNOVACK
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It sounds like the starter to me also it is easy to change you will need to lift truck and put on jack stands then remove 2 bolts for the starter but first disconnect the battery and then remove the cable from starter and install new starter in reverse it takes about 15 to 30 min
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 AT 11:13 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for that. I got jack stands today, waiting for my day off Friday to try this. I'm not a complete idiot, but if it's a car made after 1975 and it's not one of my VW's sometimes I just need to double check some things. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 AT 8:02 PM
Tiny
JNOVACK
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I'm not saying your an idiot just trying to help I have had some people try doing this stuff by jacking and working under the car on just the jack so every post I do I remind them to use jack stands and some people have brain farts like I have and forget how to do the work and I have been a mechanic for 40 yrs and need reminding on how to do the job
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Monday, September 28th, 2009 AT 11:50 AM
Tiny
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No, I meant that as a real thank you, not sarcastic. Jackstands made it 100 times easier. I did it Friday, only took 20 minutes. I appreciate the help.
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Monday, September 28th, 2009 AT 12:50 PM
Tiny
DUSTIANO
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I had the same issue with my 97 with it just clicking when trying to turn it over. Replaced my starter and it ran like a champ.
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Monday, September 28th, 2009 AT 1:05 PM

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