Test the starter solenoid operation.
Disconnect the S terminal connector at the solenoid. Connect a jumper wire between the battery B+ post and the S terminal (stud) on the solenoid. Engine should crank.
If it cranks with jumper, connect a voltmeter (test light) between the wire that goes to the S terminal and chassis ground. Depress clutch pedal and turn ignition to start position. Meter should read 12V (test light should light). If not, repair ignition circuit between solenoid and ignition switch (wiring, clutch interlock switch, ignition switch).
If it didn’t crank with jumper, remove solenoid and clean the mounting surface ensuring the solenoid has a good ground. Reinstall solenoid and retest.
If it still does not work, connect your voltmeter positive probe on one of the mounting screws for the solenoid and the other to the batteries negative post. Connect the jumper wire between the batteries positive post and the S terminal on the solenoid. Voltmeter should not read more than .2V. If reading is more than .2V, repair ground circuit to battery.
If it still does not work, replace solenoid.
2001 Ranger Edge 3.0 V6, 5 speed M/T
Limited Slip Differential, James Duff Traction Bars
Kumho 30x9.50 15 MT / Black 297 Series 15x7 Rims
Last edited by Rev; 02-04-2012 at 02:39 AM.