Re: 1997 Ford Ranger Starting Problem
If your Ford starter doesn't engage, you need to troubleshoot the starter to determine if it is the battery, ignition, starter motor or starter solenoid that's causing the problem. Check if your battery has enough CCA's to power your system. The only other thing is to turn your crankshaft with a breaker bar to turn your flywheel possibly to get a fresh area of teeth on it. If none of these things work, it's as simple as just replacing the flywheel. If you did a bench test on the starter, and the bendix engaged that is good. It is better to find a mechanic who rebuilds starters to make sure that the bendix is engaging fully.