No crank, no start when hot
I have a 2003 Ranger XLT 4 cyl 2.3 standard trans, 65,000 miles, and a couple of weeks ago after stopping for gas, I got nothing when I turned the key... maybe a faint click. Battery had plenty of power, all connections looked good from battery to starter... fuses fine, I checked everything I could think of. Been running great and the only thing I can think (this was the first time I've driven it for any great length of time since I bought it a couple of months ago) is the starter/solenoid got hot and didn't want to work? Started right up after sitting over night, starts fine ever since, which makes me wonder if it's heat related. I'm afraid to take her out on the chance it happens again. It has the factory anti theft but I didn't notice any different patterns or blinking lights as far as that goes.
I've been all over the threads and didn't see anything like it, so apologies if this has already been covered!