LOOK! Car won't start thread! I did search, please help!
1998 xlt ranger stepside reg cab. 2.5L 4 cyl 5 speed, 2wd.
I was at the junkyard again today. Which I found 4 perfect chrome explorer wheels and tires that I got for 90 bucks. But anyway, I pulled my truck around to load the wheels and I shut it off. After I loaded them up, I went to start it again. It cranked for half a second then nothing. The dash lights up and stereo works so I know the battery is fine. It does not crank or click, just nothing at all other than the dash lighting up. I had my dad push me so I could pop start it and it worked and I got it home. It ran fine the whole way.
I recently changed the gauge cluster and the engine and clutch were done 6 months ago. But I have never had this problem before.
I am thinking it has something to do with the ignition system, starter, or maybe the clutch override switch. I think that is what that switch is called that activates when you press the clutch so the engine will start. That went bad in my first ranger and I had to jam the clutch pedal down to start it.
I searched and could not find this particular problem, but lots of other "car won't start" threads. I would appreciate any info you guys could give me.
P.S Here is a picture of my 5th and current ranger with my new wheels and tires on it.
And the old rims that are for sale dirt cheap if anyone in the pittsburgh area is interested. Back tires 40 percent tread, front tires are junk, but I have two slightly bigger tires that will fit (40 percent tread), center caps included.
Last edited by jayellcowen; 06-08-2011 at 06:04 PM.