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Old 07-20-2005, 22:01   #1 (permalink)
faithful2one
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1998 Ford Ranger

I have a problem and need help. I own a 1998 Ford Ranger Xtra cab, V6.
Everything was going just fine while driving today. Went to start it up to
go out this evening and after turning the key it was like a light bulb
burned out after turning it on. Now I have absolutely zero power. The only
sound it is making is a clicking sound from behind the glove compartment
area. I have checked the fuses, but none seem to be burned out. When I
take two of the fuses out, the clicking sound stops. Battery seems good
(showing the green eye) and I am confused about the problem. My knowledge
of vehicle repair is limited and I am hoping this is something I can fix
instead of taking it to a garage. Can you please help with this? Thanks
for all you offer! My truck only has 66000 miles on it with no warranty.

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Old 07-20-2005, 23:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1998 Ford Ranger

dead battery or bad/dirty terminals
Green eye means nothing

"faithful2one" <a2jnfaith1@wmconnect.com> wrote in message
news:39d2746876390925c34a22d14a5b9540@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
> I have a problem and need help. I own a 1998 Ford Ranger Xtra cab, V6.
> Everything was going just fine while driving today. Went to start it up to
> go out this evening and after turning the key it was like a light bulb
> burned out after turning it on. Now I have absolutely zero power. The only
> sound it is making is a clicking sound from behind the glove compartment
> area. I have checked the fuses, but none seem to be burned out. When I
> take two of the fuses out, the clicking sound stops. Battery seems good
> (showing the green eye) and I am confused about the problem. My knowledge
> of vehicle repair is limited and I am hoping this is something I can fix
> instead of taking it to a garage. Can you please help with this? Thanks
> for all you offer! My truck only has 66000 miles on it with no warranty.
>



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Old 07-25-2005, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
BIG-EV
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Re: 1998 Ford Ranger

check for a bad positive or ground cable
bypass the switch and go direct to the starter. i think your problem is one
of these. the ford cables are known to rot inside the sheathing. i lean
more to the positive cable. you can us a batt jumper cable to bypass the
ground.
ev


"faithful2one" <a2jnfaith1@wmconnect.com> wrote in message
news:39d2746876390925c34a22d14a5b9540@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
>I have a problem and need help. I own a 1998 Ford Ranger Xtra cab, V6.
> Everything was going just fine while driving today. Went to start it up to
> go out this evening and after turning the key it was like a light bulb
> burned out after turning it on. Now I have absolutely zero power. The only
> sound it is making is a clicking sound from behind the glove compartment
> area. I have checked the fuses, but none seem to be burned out. When I
> take two of the fuses out, the clicking sound stops. Battery seems good
> (showing the green eye) and I am confused about the problem. My knowledge
> of vehicle repair is limited and I am hoping this is something I can fix
> instead of taking it to a garage. Can you please help with this? Thanks
> for all you offer! My truck only has 66000 miles on it with no warranty.
>



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