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How do I replace the starter on a 96 Ford Ranger XLT

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How do I replace the starter on a 96 Ford Ranger XLT?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ray M. replied 7 years ago.

Is this a 4cyl or V6?

Section 03-06: Starting System1996 Aerostar/Ranger/Explorer Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATIONProcedure revision date: 05/18/2000


 

Starter Motor

 

WARNING: WHEN SERVICING STARTER MOTOR (11001) OR PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE IN THE AREA OF THE STARTER MOTOR, NOTE THE HEAVY GAUGE INPUT LEAD CONNECTED TO THE STARTER SOLENOID (11390) IS HOT AT ALL TIMES. MAKE SURE THE PROTECTIVE CAP IS INSTALLED OVER THE TERMINAL AND IS REPLACED AFTER SERVICE.

Removal

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.

  1. CAUTION: When disconnecting hardshell connector at S terminal, grasp the plastic shell and pull off. Do not pull on wire. Be careful to pull straight off to prevent damage to the connector and S terminal. If any part of the connection is damaged, replace the damaged components.

    Disconnect starter cable and push-on connector from starter solenoid.

  1. Remove upper bolt.

  1. Remove lower bolt.

  1. Remove the starter motor from the vehicle.

Installation

  1. Position starter motor to engine and install upper and lower bolt finger-tight.

  1. Tighten the upper bolt to 22-28 Nm (16-21 lb-ft).

  1. Tighten the lower bolt to 22-28 Nm (16-21 lb-ft).

  1. Connect connector on starter solenoid. Be careful to push straight on and make sure connector locks in position with a notable click or detent.

  1. Install starter cable nut to terminal. Tighten to 11-13 Nm (91-122 lb-in).

  1. Replace red safety cap.

  1. Lower vehicle to floor.

  1. NOTE: When the powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650) is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.

     

     

    Connect battery ground cable.


 

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
v6
Expert:  Ray M. replied 7 years ago.
Section 03-06: Starting System1996 Aerostar/Ranger/Explorer Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATIONProcedure revision date: 05/18/2000

Starter Motor

WARNING: WHEN SERVICING STARTER MOTOR (11001) OR PERFORMING ANY MAINTENANCE IN THE AREA OF THE STARTER MOTOR, NOTE THE HEAVY GAUGE INPUT LEAD CONNECTED TO THE STARTER SOLENOID (11390) IS HOT AT ALL TIMES. MAKE SURE THE PROTECTIVE CAP IS INSTALLED OVER THE TERMINAL AND IS REPLACED AFTER SERVICE.

Removal

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).

  1. Raise and support the vehicle.

  1. CAUTION: When disconnecting hardshell connector at S terminal, grasp the plastic shell and pull off. Do not pull on wire. Be careful to pull straight off to prevent damage to the connector and S terminal. If any part of the connection is damaged, replace the damaged components.

    Disconnect starter cable and push-on connector from starter solenoid.

  1. Remove upper bolt.

  1. Remove lower bolt.

  1. Remove the starter motor from the vehicle.

Installation

  1. Position starter motor to engine and install upper and lower bolt finger-tight.

  1. Tighten the upper bolt to 22-28 Nm (16-21 lb-ft).

  1. Tighten the lower bolt to 22-28 Nm (16-21 lb-ft).

  1. Connect connector on starter solenoid. Be careful to push straight on and make sure connector locks in position with a notable click or detent.

  1. Install starter cable nut to terminal. Tighten to 11-13 Nm (91-122 lb-in).

  1. Replace red safety cap.

  1. Lower vehicle to floor.

  1. NOTE: When the powertrain control module (PCM) (12A650) is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the powertrain control module relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.

     

     

    Connect battery ground cable.


Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I'm sorry. I had pasted a question for a 96 model and meant to put in 2001.

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