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83 Ford Ranger Jumpstart instantly turning over


Samwilcox41

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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 over like I was trying to start it even though the keys weren’t even in the ignition. I instantly unhooked it tried again and it started getting a charge to the battery without trying to start the truck I went to start it after a little and the truck fired up but sounded awful so I took the key out and once again it was sounding like it was trying to crank it over so I had to run out and unhook the jumper cables. Any help on to what is going on would be much appreciated.
 


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Sounds like the new starter relay is stuck... try smacking it with a screw driver handle.

Or... you hooked something up wrong.
 

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Check your wireing somethings not hooked up right
 

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Post a pic of your solenoid, so we can see how you wired it.
 

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Sounds like the new starter relay is stuck... try smacking it with a screw driver handle.

Or... you hooked something up wrong.
I hooked it up exactly how I took it apart and it ran fine when I had it like that before but I’ll try smacking it to get it unstuck could the relay just be faulty ?
 


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