New guy with starting problem

Discussion in '3.0 Engine' started by Jaybee, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Jaybee

    Jaybee Shiver me Member

    Hi all, I have a 93 Ranger XLT SC 2WD 3.0 V-6. A few days ago I noticed it was cranking hard on start up. I thought it might be due to the fact that it had been sitting a couple of weeks without being started and the battery might have drained some. But even after driving it 40+ miles it still started hard. Yesterday I went to the store when I came out and tried to start the truck all I got was a click no cranking at all. Tried jumping it, no effect, had to compression start it to get home. Once home, I tried to jump across the solenoid terminals and that didn’t work either. So now I’m thinking starter maybe? I’ve heard there might be a relay and/or a fuse-able link negative battery cable that might be at fault too. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance
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  3. OP

    Jaybee Shiver me Member


    So, 2 days and no responses....Hmm. No Matter, turns out the problem was 2 fold; dead starter and bad ignition switch.
  4. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Thread moved to the new 3.0 engine tech section

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