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Jared D, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  Shop Supervisor at County Fleet
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1998 ford ranger 4 cyl. Won't start. Nothing happens when I

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1998 ford ranger 4 cyl. Won't start. Nothing happens when I turn the key. Good battery. New ignition cyl. new ignition switch. Still.nothing. happened after i parked it at work, 5 min later nothing.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

Is your ranger automatic or manual transmission?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Automatic
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Other electric items work ie. Lights radio. Putting the shift lever into park and taking key out of ignition does not shut power down on stuff.
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

If you try to put the transmission in neutral will it crank?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry. I got pulled away here at the shop. Do you have a multi-meter to test for voltage at the starter?

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

Here is the step by step for testing the starter:

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks When i get some i will test starter and so on. If that tests good? What then?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It may take me a day or 2 to get to starter.
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

That test runs down how to test the entire starting system. Something in this system will test bad. There is nothing else left to keep it from cranking.

Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

Please don't forget to rate.

Let me know if you need additional info.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Jared. I haven't started testing the start system yet. Will do tomorrow and let you know how it goes.
Expert:  Jared D replied 1 year ago.

Sounds good.