1997 Ranger Troubles
I was on my way to work this morning and I look down at my instrument panel and notice the ABS light is on which I thought unusual because I have never seen it on before. Then I watch as the speedometer needle drop to zero. Following that, the voltage gage drops to zero. I immediately start looking for a place to pull off the road and I hear an alarm coming from somewhere over by the glove compartment. I coast into a pull off area on the side of the road and the truck is still running, not very good, but still running. I shut off the engine. After a few seconds I try to restart my truck and I get the rapid "click, click, click" sound that normally would indicate to me that I have no juice. I checked under the hood; the serpentine is fine. I am assuming it is either the battery or the alternator.
Any advice or expertise would be appreciated. Does anyone know what the alarm was about? 1997 Ranger 2.3L.
Also, not sure if this is of any concequence, but I just had the timing belt break and had it replaced 1 week ago. Drove for a week solid, 70+ miles per day with no issues.