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'02 Ranger just will not start?


I really need some advice! My son's 2002 Ranger that just suddenly would not crank.Ran fine,then nothing.Turning the ignition on I get nothing,lights,instuments and radio all work fine.Tried jumping off,charged battery nothing.Jumped screwdriver across solenoid it spins the starter and turns the motor over but still wont crank.Replaced ignition switch no good.I have ran out of ideas.Looking for some expert advice what to do or look for next.Thanks for any help.
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is the fuel pump kicking on?
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might need a new starter...or the teeth on the flywheel got chewed off...a little more info would be helpful
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yes I can hear the pump kick in,I can spin the starter across the solenoid and it still won't crank
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sounds like the starter drive is stuck, smack the starter with a hammer while sum1 turns the key
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I can spin the starter by sticking a screwdriver across the solenoid posts
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it almost sounds like the teeth are chewed off of the flywheel somewhere...or you have a loose connection somewhere
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i got that part but there is a drive in there that pos2 move out when u hit the key 2 start it that moves the starter gear into the flex plate 2 turn the engine over
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i got that part but there is a drive in there that pos2 move out when u hit the key 2 start it that moves the starter gear into the flex plate 2 turn the engine over
Okay,this may sound stupid,but.. if my motor is turning as if to crank crossing the solenoid, should it not crank that way if my starter is spinning ?or does it not engage the drive ur talking about?
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it will still spin the starter gear but if the starter drive does not push the starter gear into the flex plate it will not spin the engine over to start it
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Okay,Thanks
I'll go beat on my starter
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gently
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^^x2 lol
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Silly question...when you jump the solenoid are you doing it with the key in the run position? If not try that. Another thing I would do is have someone check to make sure you're getting power to the signal wire at the solenoid when you turn the key to start. If you do then make sure that the power is making it to the other side.
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^^x2 was just going to type that
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yes I did,and yes there is, still got nothing, thanks for the help
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are you saying that the starter cranks the engine over but the engine will not fire OR?

the starter spins but will not engage the flywheel ( if so )

then your solenoid has been heat seized
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yes,the starter will turn the engine but will not crank,
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your starter solenoid has been heat seized

time to go to the parts store and buy a new starter

( make sure you dis-connect the positive battery connector )
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so you have a crank no start when you cross the solenoid
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im confused is it turing the engine over or just the starter turning over
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yes it is turning the motor
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