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  1. Pix3L8

    2.9 Starter problems

    Hey guy, I wanted some input on a reoccurring problem I have again with the bronco 2. The trucks got a 2.9 with a fm145 tranny out of a 85 ranger in it. The truck sometimes makes a clatter or almost grinding sound for a split second as the engines ignites. Right as you crank it over and the...
  2. Mazda m50d-r1 Starter Position

    I have a 1989 V6 2.9L 2wd ranger. It has a mazda m50-r1 transmission in it. I went to replace it with another m50d-r1 transmission I bought used, and discovered when I went to put it in that the housing for the starter is on the wrong side. In my truck the starter is on the driver's side and the...
  3. 83 Ford Ranger Jumpstart instantly turning over

    So I have a 83 Ford Ranger and I went to start it after 4-5 days of it sitting and it was clicking so I thought it was a bad solenoid. I replaced that and went to start it but my battery was dead so I jump started it and right when I hooked up both of the jumper cablesthe engine started to turn...
  4. MadMax_636

    Brand new starter grinding on start. Engine starts every time but seems to slip/ not catch all the time.

    1984 Ford Ranger 2.8L V6 5-Speed So, Ive installed a brand new starter. The starter never name this sound until I had a really bad stalling issue where I had to crank my car over every time it would stall. I never held the key tried cranking when it was running. The last time I started when...
  5. Tranny misses shift, starter won’t engage?

    1998 Mazda B4000, 4.0 5 speed Auto trans. 160,000 miles, Pulling out into traffic, medium excelleration: trans shifts 1, 2, 3, Neutral!VROOM! Coasting along I Turn into drive of Gas Station, engine revs with pedal, no change in trans no matter what position i move shift lever, coasting into...
  6. 4.0 v6 Simple Starter Wiring Going Insane

    Hey fellow rangers, through a slew of craziness after my starter motor died some 6 weeks ago, I've somehow found myself in a extremely newbie mechanic situation. There is only one line ran from my fender mount relay down to my starter solenoid, which is attatched to my starter motor. One wire...
  7. New starter installed, still won't start

    I installed a brand new starter from Autozone this past weekend. (The old starter failed the diagnostics test at the store, so the starter was shot). Still won't start. I had my mechanic from work swing by to check it. He tested the battery, the fuses and all worked fine. He even jump...
  8. My truck won't start and it's making a clicking sound!

    After I got out of work this afternoon, I got in my truck and heard a rapid clicking noise coming from under the glovebox. I heard the clicking as soon as I got in the truck, before I put the key in. I tried to start her up and the engine would not start. We tried jumping her too and no luck...
  9. Starter Issue ( this may relate to you all)

    I have a 1990 Ranger with a 2.9 liter v6 and the bendix drive likes to hang up in the flywheel. I have changed the bendix from the 9 tooth to a 10 tooth gear and the problem still persists plus now it will only engage when it likes to. Is there a starter brand that changes this or something...
  10. 88 Ranger wont start, please help

    My 88 ranger is no longer starting, ill try to keep this short. I don't really have any mechanic experience so please bear with me. A few months ago it began having problems starting. It would turn over but not start, but if i kept trying then after a few minutes it would, sometimes it would...
  11. Please Help,88 ranger wont start

    My 88 ranger is no longer starting, ill try to keep this short. I don't really have any mechanic experience so please bear with me. A few months ago it began having problems starting. It would turn over but not start, but if i kept trying then after a few minutes it would, sometimes it would...
  12. Starting issues, repeated leaks in heater core valve

    Update: My video and post refer to the leak as a possible cause for my starting issues. I just realized the starter and the leaking valve are on opposite sides. Trouble still there, likely the starter then, and the leak as a separate issue... Why does that valve keep going bad? I had trouble...
  13. 2002 4.0L starting problem

    I have a 2002 4.0 4x4XLT with 350,000 kms on the engine. The truck runs well but sometimes (maybe 1 in 20) it's hard to start. It turns over slowly and sounds like the battery is nearly dead. It has always started but I'm afraid it's going to leave me stranded some day. A few months ago, I had...
  14. starter flywheel problems

    my fly wheel keeps getting chewed by the starter I have replaced it 4 times now and have ran out of ideas the shimming is fine of it is fine its like the teeth need to be bigger I cant understand how please help :icon_thumby:
  15. NO Anti theft light coming on help

    I have searched and searched and cannot find anyone that has had this problem. here is what i have. i bought an 2004 Ford Ranger that had a bad motor(timing chain bad). when i got it the motor was half apart. i have since bought a motor off the local junk yard. after installing the motor i...
  16. Starter Problem?

    1999 2.5 liter manual Truck has been starting fine til tonight. Lights and all worked but it would just give one click when I turned the key. Tried boosting it off, didnt seem to help at first but after several attempts it started fine. Took it to Oreillys auto parts where they tested the...
  17. mini starter for 4.0 manual?

    helo my starter went out and id like to make it better rather than just replace it, so i was wondering if there is a mini/high torque starter that would work for my 1992 4.0 manual ranger? please help soon as this is my daily driver
  18. Starter problems?

    Hi I am new to this so this may not be the right section. But I was offroading with my 98 xlt and the next day I started the truck and not even a second after it started running i heard a slight grind from the starter I believe for only a split second. So I got under grabbed the starter an it...
  19. Electrical issues 1989 2WD 2.9L

    hey guys, i have a truck that is pretty rough the past few days and last night it just died driving down the road. Its a 1989 ranger 2.9L 2wd and its in pretty good shape. when i hook up the battery some lights flicker on/off and sounds like relays are clicking with the key out of the...
  20. Mystery Starter Issues

    Hey everybody, So i'm having the same problem with both of my trucks. Its a 1994 Ranger XLT 4x4 V6 4.0L Manual (the second one is the same, with an Auto trans) The truck wont start. Ive replaced the battery, Starter relay, and starter motor and solonid, and i am still getting a single...


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