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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...
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.
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Ford Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hi,

Is your ranger automatic or manual transmission?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Automatic
Customer reply replied 2 years 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.
Ford Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No
Ford Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years 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?

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Ford Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Here is the step by step for testing the starter:

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks When i get some i will test starter and so on. If that tests good? What then?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It may take me a day or 2 to get to starter.
Ford Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years 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.

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Ford Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Please don't forget to rate.

Let me know if you need additional info.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Jared. I haven't started testing the start system yet. Will do tomorrow and let you know how it goes.
Ford Mechanic: Jared D, ASE Certified Technician replied 2 years ago

Sounds good.

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