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12-31-02, 03:19 PM   #1  
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1992 Ford Ranger XLT
4 cylinder manual single cab

Problem: Engine isnt starting
Symptoms: when key is turned, it makes one loud click each second. its not the rapid, low volume click of a dead battery. battery read 4 amps.

What Happened: We installed a new Kenwood KAC-628 Amplifier. All connections were made and checked 3 times by 3 people for accuracy. when all preperations were made, we turned ignition to ACC. All lights, instruments, audio worked correctly, amplifier showed power. But when turned from acc to start, the above symptoms happened. No ignition. All fuses were checked, none blown. all wiring was checked a 4th time, no misconnections or unintentional groundings. We then cleaned the battery terminals, no change. Then we took everything back off. All new connections were taken off, and it didnt fix the problem.

 
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12-31-02, 03:24 PM   #2  
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What's the condition of the battery? Did you try charging it or jumping it?

Does the starter solenoid click? Might be your problem.

 
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12-31-02, 04:27 PM   #3  
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solenoid

ok, I replaced the starter solenoid, and when I crank it it makes the rapid click sound, which Im guessing is the alternator, so that part is fixed, Ive got the battery on a charger, and hopefully my problem is solved. Hopefully it wont kill the new one too when I hook the amplifier back up. Thank you.

 
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12-31-02, 04:46 PM   #4  
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My guess is you killed the battery when doing the install of the radio. Charge it up and see what you get.

 
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