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Old 05-27-2012, 08:45 PM
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On the money answer, PawPaw. Even though it looked to be in top shape, I took the + clamp apart on the battery and it may have been a 90 loss of conduction due to the corrosion under the top of the camp. Fired that brand new starter up with that brand new battery and the old pick-up is ready for another 115,000 miles.
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Ok, good find, feedback & to hear the fix was an easy one & your on the road again!!!!
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A friend of mine had a 1999 ford ranger broke down in my driveway. 4 cyl. They were havin trouble with it not starting from time to time. Lights come on, battery checks out ok, but it doesn't even attempt to crank. Cables are pretty corroded, can this b the problem? The relay in the power distribution box clicks every time I try to crank on it. I'm tired of lookin at this pos!
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I agree that the corroded battery cables belong on your suspect list. Do an under load voltage drop test on both cables & their connections on Both ends with your multimeter, when your helper tries to crank the engine, as that test could narrow down your trouble shoot. The battery tutorial link has voltage drop testing instructions if your not familiar with how to do it.

Let us know how your trouble shoot goes.
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I appreciate the advice, and will let y'all know how it turns out!
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Voltage Drop Testing

How to use your DVM to perform voltage drop tests on suspect electrical connections. Voltage Drop Testing
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PawPaw - The link under you battery tutorial no longer works?
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Thanks, we've had problems once in the past with this site loosing track of my link for some reason. Scroll down to post #5 & click on that link, it still works.
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PawPaw - The link under you battery tutorial no longer works?
OK, JeremyT put the fix on the link at 8:50 PM/7/4/14 & it works now. Thanks for the heads up. It happened once before & took a while to run down, just took a while to get Admin to look at it & Jeremy found & fixed the problem right on the spot.
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From the tutorial, the bottom line on battery replacement.

"1.6. When buying a replacement starting battery, buy the heaviest and freshest battery compatible with the vehicle's charging system, with the largest Reserve Capacity (RC) and longest free replacement warranty that will physically fit in your vehicle, and sized with the Cold Cranking Amp (CCA) performance for the coldest climate the engine is started in. Normally replacing the OEM battery with the same type and size is the best choice. For deep cycle batteries, buy the freshest and heaviest battery with thickest plates and Amp Hour (AH) capacity that best suits the application, matches the charger, and has the lowest total cost of ownership. (Please see Section 7.)"
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