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2009 ford ranger disconnected battery and reconnected now

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2009 ford ranger disconnected battery and reconnected now dash lights come on when the ignition is on position, when i try to start, there is a click and everything goes out, followed by a clicking sound on the right side near fuse box.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to Justanswer!

What you're experiencing is almost always caused by a poor connection but could possibly be a broken cell connector in the battery. I expect a battery cable or connection issue though if this happened as a result of disconnecting and removing the battery.

What was the battery removed for?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Had to replace the gear shift boot because it was loose.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have power because dash lights and radio come on in the "on" position but engine will not turn over at all, just clicks.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Do you get a click from the engine compartment?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Can you remove the battery terminals again and make sure the insides of the terminals and outsides of the posts are complete free of corrosion?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Have done that. Could it be something to do with the anti theft or program of the key chip?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Factory security or the immobilizer wouldn't cause what you're having.

Do you have another battery that can be swapped in or are you able to try a jump start?