Re: 95 Ranger Won't Stop Cranking
Ok this was a temporary fix but it works for now. The solenoid was not the problem. There is some sort of mechanical linkage that is either worn out or is sticky and it acts up in cold weather. I would be surprised if there is not a recall on this because it could cause or lead to a bunch of engine related failures. So what I did was bypass the key switch by hooking a horn button between the 25 amp fuse that powers the ignition system, fuel pump etc., and the positive lead on the solenoid that is located on the fender. The 25 amp fuse is switched so there is only power when the key is on. So now the starting sequence is turn the key on and hit the button and the problem is solved. This works and gets you going. Eventually, I will try to find out what the problem really is but if it looks like it is going to be a royal pain then I will keep the horn button. This is a drive to work truck and when it gets to be more trouble that it is worth I will get rid of it.