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Old 06-28-2003, 03:39 PM
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Question 1992 Ranger Starter and Starter Solenoid

Husband is out of country and now I have to fix the truck. Battery is pretty new, replaced solenoid next to battery this morning. Truck still won't start, just clicking away. Decided I needed to replace the starter, put the truck on jacks and went to the starter. At the starter solenoid there is a red cable attached, and a "loose" red wire, with a connector on the end. It would appear the connector just needs to be reconnected to the solenoid. But it won't "connect". Am I missing something? Should it not connect to the prong on the solenoid? Should I just replace the starter, and forget about the wire? Any help is appreciated. I do have Chiltons for our truck, but it doesn't show a picture of the prong on the starter solenoid.

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Yes, Clarabelle ...

The wire does clip on and should be easy to do so. I replaced my starter and then connected that wire with a special clamp that insured it does not come off the starter again. That little wire is a pain in the ahem! lol

I wont have to fix that again and my Ranger has probably a lot more miles on it than yours ... I have over 100,000 miles on it and the original starter was still working, until I had the problems I had and replaced it.

I wanted to my ranger!!!

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I have a 92 2.3ltr ranger it wont stay running . I change the solenoid on the firewall it starts but wont stay running ... what did I do wrong?
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Husband is out of country and now I have to fix the truck. Battery is pretty new, replaced solenoid next to battery this morning. Truck still won't start, just clicking away. Decided I needed to replace the starter, put the truck on jacks and went to the starter. At the starter solenoid there is a red cable attached, and a "loose" red wire, with a connector on the end. It would appear the connector just needs to be reconnected to the solenoid. But it won't "connect". Am I missing something? Should it not connect to the prong on the solenoid? Should I just replace the starter, and forget about the wire? Any help is appreciated. I do have Chiltons for our truck, but it doesn't show a picture of the prong on the starter solenoid.

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Could be wrong but IIRC Ford connected the small red power distribution wire to the starter relay not the starter solenoid.

The starter relay is the part that you replaced. The relay connects voltage to the solenoid.

What you are describing sounds like a weak battery or a bad connection.

Loosen the negative cable on the battery just enough so you can wiggle it back & forth a couple of times & retighten it. Does it start now?

If it still wont start do the same with the positive cable.

After doing the above with my 87 Ranger it still wouldn't start.

By simply jumping from the negative on the battery to the engine block I found that the negative battery cable was shot.
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I have a 92 2.3ltr ranger it wont stay running . I change the solenoid on the firewall it starts but wont stay running ... what did I do wrong?
If it runs until you release the key from the start position you probably have a bad ignition switch. When you turn the key one click do the idiot lights come on?

What you replaced was the starter RELAY, why did you replace it??
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