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(1999 Ford Ranger)
in Pittsburgh, PA on September 16, 2010
Truck died on the road, would't restart. It was a damp night had irt rowed home. Since then it willclick once, but will not even turn over. Starter ,battery replaced, alt check and passed. most fuses check. Same result, act like a short, where whow be the most likely place to look for it.
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on September 16, 2010
I'm hearing from you that it's a "no crank" situation. Is this a manual transmission Ranger? Since you've ruled out the starter and battery, it could be related to the Clutch Pedal Position switch, which ensures your clutch is engaged prior to letting the vehicle start. If it's automatic the transmission range (TR) sensor could be reading in a gear other than "Park" or "Neutral". Or, for your automatic your shift linkage may be off, telling you it's in Park or Neutral, and really not being there. Otherwise, check the starter relay, and even check the battery cable connections and the connection at the starter. The wires all must be well secured and be free of any corrosion. Good luck!
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