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Old 11-01-2013
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Hello everyone, I am new to these forums and seeking some experienced advice.

I appreciate any input you guys have, this is for my brothers ranger I am trying to fix for him it is a white 98 2.5L RWD Edge with a 5 speed manual and 134,xxx kilometers. Lowest km vehicle in our family!

It runs well and has so until last night.

The symptom is that as soon as the battery is connected all you get is a click click click click coming from behind the stereo. After removing the stereo and the dash I freaked out as I felt the clicking from the ECU. but later after unplugging the ecu found the clicking to be from a relay behind it. *Phew*.

So I unplugged the relay and the clicking is gone, but there is no power to any of the vehicle lights or anything in the cabin?. I am unsure what this relay is responsible for. And I am unsure if replacing it will have any benifit to the situation.

I have checked every fuse with my multimeter and all have 0.00 OHM resistance so they are not blown.

my brother bought a new battery and installed it when it died right after. But checking the battery shows 12.60 volts after sitting overnight in the wal mart parking lot so I don't believe that to be the issue.

Tomorrow I will be cleaning connection from the battery as far as I can trace as well as the grounds. this is really confusing me and I would like to help my brother out and fix this issue,

IF anyone has experienced something like this PLEASE chime in.!


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Old 11-02-2013
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Check your starter relay.

Also try a few wacks of a hammer on your starter.
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Old 11-03-2013
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I'm having a related relay issue with my 2000 2.5L RWD Ranger, only mine concerns identifying the fuel pump relay. Is there any readily available resource to identify these relays. All my owners manual gives me is a list of fuse amperages and colors. Thanks for any help provided.
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