2001 Ford Ranger - Won't Start

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#1

I have a 2001 Ford Ranger, 3.0 L V6, that from time to time decides it doesn’t want to start. I have replaced the battery once thinking this may do the trick, but no deal. Now, when I try to start it, the ignition makes a clicking noise and the instrument panel flickers along with the dome light. The truck does start with a jump though. Anyone have any ideas as to what the fix could be?


#2

My first suspect would be the solenoid or the the entire starter is the culprit.


#3

Try cleaning the battery posts and connections. The problem you describe is a classic symtom of dirty connections.