How to Troubleshoot a Ford Ranger Starter

All from the obd2 diagnostic late-model Ford Rangers possess a starter by using a solenoid, and the older designs have a remote starter solenoid. The two are covered. The remote starter solenoid is found around the passenger-side fenderwell. This implies that a small-sized starter can match in tighter areas. In addition, it enables for a cheaper fix if just the solenoid goes undesirable.

Check for power on the starter. Start out at the starter and perform backward ending up at the switch. Making use of the voltmeter and with all the vital off, check out the voltage over the key significant 4-gauge wire the place it attaches for the starter solenoid. On a remote starter solenoid, this is actually the terminal in which the 4-gauge wire goes from the battery straight towards the solenoid. The exact same applies on the starter-mounted solenoid. There must be 12 volts. If not, check out the wire for corrosion, a loose terminal over the battery or even a dead battery. Examine the voltage on the battery and ensure it is twelve volts. Should the voltage is proper, visit the subsequent stage. If your voltage is just not proper, clean the corrosion and charge the battery.

Check the little wire about the solenoid. The modest wire is definitely the switched electrical power to operate the solenoid. It need to have twelve volts when the vital is in the begin position. Have a helper turn the switch on the get started place while the voltage is checked. If there is certainly 12 volts during the initial step and there is 12 volts when the crucial is within the begin position, the solenoid or the starter is undesirable. On the starter using a solenoid attached, the whole starter will get replaced.

If there’s a remote solenoid CK-100, test the identical compact wire within the remote solenoid for energy when the important is during the commence position. If it has voltage, a loud click are going to be heard each time the important thing is turned on the start off position. If no click is heard then verify the opposite side from the solenoid on the 4-gauge wire gonna the starter. If there isn’t a voltage, the solenoid is poor and desires changing.

CK-100 auto key programmer

CK-100 auto key programmer

Since the starter technique is remaining checked, make a examine around the starter by using a screwdriver and jumping the solenoid concerning the two 4-gauge terminals. When these terminals are jumped it sends power to your starter along with the starter must activate. If it does, a solenoid is all that is definitely wanted. If it doesn’t start, both the solenoid and starter are lousy. If there isn’t any voltage on the tiny terminal within the solenoid, test the solenoid by jumping the compact terminal along with the battery-side 4-guage terminal and this may activate the solenoid if it is actually superior and operate the starter. If it does not perform, then the solenoid is negative. If it does work and there isn’t a voltage on the smaller terminal visit upcoming stage.

Check the fuse as well as the relay. The trouble is involving the ignition switch along with the solenoid so every thing in among need to be checked. In case the fuse is fantastic then check the starter relay. Pull the relay out. Employing the voltmeter (with all the vital off) examine the terminals for one particular which has electrical power. Bear in mind this terminal. Have an individual turn the key towards the start position and check out for a different terminal to have energy. If no power, the wiring in between the relay plus the ignition switch is terrible. If there is certainly electrical power, have him hold the switch during the start and put the relay in and listen for it to click on. If not, the ground could be bad.

Using the ohmmeter Multi-diag Access J2534 (with the crucial off) check the two terminals that had no energy for continuity to ground. If there isn’t any continuity to ground, this terminal needs to have the ground repaired. If there’s a superior ground then check out the other terminal that had no power and test continuity from this terminal on the modest wire on the starter solenoid. If there may be power on the relay on two terminals then the wire is terrible and need to be replaced in between the relay and the solenoid. The wire could be minimize at the relay and yet another wire connected and run towards the solenoid. If there isn’t a power with all the essential inside the start position, the ignition switch is negative or the yellow wire from the ignition switch is lousy in between the switch along with the relay.

Multi-diag Access J2534

Multi-diag Access J2534

Remove the steering column cover and verify the yellow wire through the ignition switch for electrical power once the crucial is within the start out position. There really should be power just once the key is while in the start place and no electrical power when in the run place. If there may be electrical power the wiring through the ignition to relay is poor or in the situation of the regular shift automobile, the clutch pedal switch is terrible. This is actually the switch around the arm in the clutch pedal that prevents a start off using the clutch out.


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