94 Ford Ranger won't start


Old 08-12-02, 06:44 PM
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Angry 94 Ford Ranger won't start

I just changed the motor in my 94 Ford Ranger ( 3.0 liter 6-cylinder) and now it won't start. I can hear the starter solenoid clicking but nothing happens. There starter and the solenoid are both new but it was doing the same thing with the old ones. The battery has a good charge, so what is the problem?
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Old 08-12-02, 07:37 PM
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WOW!! you need a whole lot more info than that! Do you mean you just changed the entire engine, or just the starter and solenoid? Could have gotten a bad new starter or solenoid, the battery could be bad, or could have a serious electrical problem. Try turning the key and have someone stare at the headlights, if they dim considerably while turning the key, the battery is dead, or not charged. You can take the battery in to most parts stores to be tested for free. Short of that, sounds like you might want to have that new starter tested.

Worst case scenerio could be a seized engine. Good luck.
Old 08-12-02, 07:52 PM
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check your cables you probably have a loose negative cable at the block, but should check both the positive and the negative cables to ensure they are clean and tight at both starter, battery, and block.

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