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How do I check my 1998 ford ranger key ignition switch

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how do I check my 1998 ford ranger key ignition switch
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

hello . what is your issue ? The truck does not crank over/run ?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I went to start my truck and nothing happened .I just replaced the batterie the day before . I turned the key and the dash service lights didn't come on. I put my code reader on and it came up error
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

do you have full power ? headlights , radio , wipers , horn all work ?

Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

did it start and run after replacing the battery ?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no the headlights the horn wipers radio don't work .yes it started the other day when I put the new battery in
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

have you put booster cables from another vehicle on it ?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have my battery charger that has a start engine switch .I took the battery in and it showed fully charged I took my starter in and it was good. I had jumper cables on it nothing happened
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

do you have a test light ?

Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

check both sides of the mega fuse for power

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
ive got to go get my kids from school and they have swimming practice till 4 its 2 now.so ill be back in 2 hrs
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

sounds good . let me know . :-)

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
where is the mega fuse
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

I sent an illustration . Under the hood .

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No illustration.send again
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

mega fuse

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no power at fuse box. i pulled a fuse and there was no power, I turned the key on and the neg got so hot I couldn't touch it?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
of the battery
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

how are you making out there ?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no power at fusebox and when I turned the key on still no power, but the negative side of the battery got hot
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

oh okay . remove all of the connections and clean them ALL ! Really well with a wire brush and follow the negative cable to the engine and remove and clean that connection

Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

do you have this kind of battery terminals ?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

clean them or change them , replace them clean the ends of the cables where they clamp into the battery terminal

Expert:  Kevin Bourcier replied 2 months ago.

how are you coming along with your starting issue ?