Have a 02 ranger 3.0. No crank no start. Pulled starter off and tested it. Tested good. Anti theft no flashing so don’t think it’s a pats issue. You turn the key and just hear a click
Bad battery??. How did you test the starter? Did you also test to see if the starter solenoid is getting voltage when the key is turned to crank? Did you test the batter cables to make sure they have good connections - hot and ground?