Before you buy a new ignition switch try the following (standard 4 terminal solenoid):
Pull the S terminal off the solenoid and connected one end of voltmeter (or test light) to it and the other end to a good known ground. Now turn the key to start. The meter should show 12 volts (test light should light up). If that works, re-connect the S terminal (Ign switch is more than likely good).
Next, connecting a jumper wire between the solenoids mounting screws to battery ground and try starting the truck. If it starts, you have a bad ground.
If it still does not start, remove the S terminal wire and connect a jumper wire between the Battery terminal and the S terminal. It should crank over.
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; 12-19-2011 at 03:34 PM.