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Old 05-05-2009
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Crank, crank, crank

so I went to start my rangeer 3.0 yesterday and the battery was dead. I live in Colorado rocky mountains where it does get very cold at night. I tested the battery and it was junk. Replaced with Optima red top for these conditions. now still no start, just crank and crank. I believe starter is the problem.
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So it still turns over fine, it just won't start? I would pull the starter and see if autozone can test it or something.
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Yea, It's windy and raining now.. that's the weather here for you.. don't like it wait 20 minutes! haha The old oil filter drain piece broke and when I change the oil it always drains on the starter wires. But always clean it with brake cleaner every time.
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I got the ranger started but now the idle is really low. apox 500rpm! battery gauge steady then slightly fluctuating. IAC? MAF?
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Soo truck starts right up now and idles perfect. Strange glitch. I did a wiggle test on all sensor wires/connectors. Everything was fine. 114,879 miles and I've only had to install DPFE, rear abs sensor, cruise control buttons and, 2 batteries
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dude, mine pulled some strange **** like the other day..
cranked and cranked and cranked, nothing!
i kept trying and trying. that yellow top gave it hell!! haha

soo i took my moms car to the dentist and work, when i left work i packed the tool bag with everything to diagnose the truck, i got home and it fired right up!! no problems since, but it kinda worries me
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Old 05-08-2009
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The low idle was because when I did the battery vehicle hadn't be thru a drive cycle yet. Didn't know what to do in the high alt.
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If the starter is cranking the engine over, then clearly the starter is working fine
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