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First off its a 1988 Ford ranger extended cab 2.9l v6. Can't turn over the car.

(1990 Ford Ranger)
in Everett, WA on June 17, 2015
Starter motor will engage but won't crank engine. I check the ground no difference, new solenoid and starter motor no difference, totally replaced wire running from solenoid to started no difference. Only thing that will crank is if I get power directly from battery without the solenoid. Getting power to seloniod and power past my clutch interlock switch but only sends 10-11 volts to starter.
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on June 17, 2015
With truck in park or neutral and park brake on... Jumper the two big lugs on the solenoid, if starter doesn't crank engine then, the battery isn't sending enough voltage to the starter motor! .. Check/clean cables and all connections.
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on June 17, 2015
Starter cranks. Battery was charged and tested. Solenoid is getting full volts from battery. But can't get good enough voltage from the terminal that goes straight to starter motor. Already replaced solenoid 3 times thinking that has to be it. Thinking !maybe I got two fualty solenoids. Each solenoid nothing changed. Which is why I did a ground test from the starter to the truck body then the battery. Nothing changed.
on June 18, 2015
If you will do like I said, you'll fix this problem!! .. If by jumping the two BIG LUGS on the solenoid to each other don't make the starter turn, the battery is dead .. cables are shot or starter is defective... That's it!!! .. Check the cable from solenoid to the starter motor!! .. If jumping BIG LUGS makes starter turn.. It is defective solenoid or ignition feed to solenoid... Does the solenoid click when key is turned??
on June 18, 2015
Yes the relay clicks and sends volts to the starter wire terminal. It just doesn't send enough volts. The starter motor engauges but doesn't spin the flywheel. Unless I jumper wire the terminals that come from the battery and starter wire terminal. Also I have cleaned all the terminal connections and replaced some. I even ran another ground from the battery but it didn't change anything. And I just replaced the entire wire that runs from the soleniod to the starter. Nothing improved.
on June 18, 2015
Without testing it myself.. I'm out of ammo.
on June 18, 2015
Crap, it all started when I changed a fuse without disconnecting the battery... which was beyond stupid, but it happened. Started fine then changed the fuse, then wouldn't turn over. I'm not getting enough volts from the solenoid to the starter, but i cant figured out what is causing the resistance. Changed the whole wire and ran a ground, could it be a fusible link? but are those involved in getting the starter motor its voltage? Could the ignition switch be sending enough voltage to click but not enough to turn the engine?
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