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01 ranger wont start

Tried to start it this morning and it wouldnt start. I had the battery and altenator checked last wk and they were both fine. Cleaned the corrosion off the cables and everything. I have no lights and all it will do is make a clicking noise in the cab. If i let it sit for along time my dome light and instrument cluster will light up but as soon as i turn the key it all goes out. The only light i can see after that is my parking brake in my ins cluster and it is very dim. it is the 2.5l if that is any help
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starter, check the starter
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would that stop me from getting any power, like my lights?

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yea if your starter is frozen it will be sucking power from everything(high current draw)hence the dimming lights
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could be the battery cables. I had the same problem once and I checked EVERYTHING. I scratched my head for days over it. I finally decided the cables were the only thing left. They looked fine but I went ahead and replaced them since they were old anyway. Its been fine ever since.
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