starter problems with my 1986 ford ranger

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cam j

Canada

#1 May 27, 2007
hi i recently rebuilt my 86 ranger but shortly afterwards the starter started acting up so i replaced the starter solinode and starter motor but got nothing so when i removed the starter to see if something was worng the end with the gear seemed to be grinded down what went wrong
MOBY 1973

Guthrie, OK

#2 Dec 8, 2007
WHERE WOULD THE STARTER BE LOCATED ON MY 1989 FORD RANGER SUPERCAB 2.9 L V-6 ?
Shaggy

Naperville, IL

#3 Apr 15, 2008
Your starter would be connected to your transmission(the starter has to turn your tranny in order to start).
Steve

Cincinnati, OH

#4 May 29, 2008
Im having problems with my 86 ford ranger 2.3 L 4 cyl. Every time i go to crank it over the starter clicks once and then doesnt even do anything there after. I looked down to the starter and it was rusted beyond belief.
Steve

Cincinnati, OH

#5 May 29, 2008
cam j wrote:
hi i recently rebuilt my 86 ranger but shortly afterwards the starter started acting up so i replaced the starter solinode and starter motor but got nothing so when i removed the starter to see if something was worng the end with the gear seemed to be grinded down what went wrong
The starter may be the wrong one or your starter isnt matched up with the flywheel the way it should be. Take the starter back into and advanced auto parts and tell them all about the truck. 2.0 or 2.3 liter motor. Check to see if you got the right one.
robby j 1

Rock Island, TN

#6 May 22, 2009
I'm having the same problem, i haven't took the starter off yet but will this after noon. I thought it was the soleniod but it tested out good. I never thought about it rusting but thanks for that info
Steve wrote:
Im having problems with my 86 ford ranger 2.3 L 4 cyl. Every time i go to crank it over the starter clicks once and then doesnt even do anything there after. I looked down to the starter and it was rusted beyond belief.
Bloddy Knuckles

AOL

#7 Jul 6, 2009
1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9 ltr V-6

Replaced the starter, solenoid, as original. Starter turns the engine over and keeps on cranking. Can turn the key off, take it out of the switch. The engine shuts off, but the starter keeps turning over.

Any suggestions ?
chuck35

Freeland, WA

#8 Aug 2, 2009
I have a 1986 ford 150 4wd. I replaced the starter solenoid but the starter now makes a clicking grinding sound. QAny Ideas?
Ron

Wayzata, MN

#9 Jul 6, 2010
I have a 87 Ranger 2.3L that was having hard starting, so i bought a new starter and relay sylinoid and replaced them both, now the truck won't start at all. It is cranking but not starting at all, so I put my old starter back in and it still won't start. it will crank all day long but not firing up, check my fues all my hoses, but not sure waht to do next. Need help any advice is great. Thanks.
the starter queen

United States

#10 Aug 13, 2010
chuck35 wrote:
I have a 1986 ford 150 4wd. I replaced the starter solenoid but the starter now makes a clicking grinding sound. QAny Ideas?
I have an 86 ford ranger my truck keeps trashing starters. if yoour hearing a grindingnoise you got to relace the starter sweetie .. i wish i knew why my ranger keeps on tearing up starters i have replaced five starters and four solenoids on my ranger since april of this yeasr. if someone could tell me my problems id be a happy camper.
the starter queen

United States

#11 Aug 13, 2010
I have 86 ford ranger it keeps trashing starters and solenoids.I have replaced five starters and four solenoids since april of this year. if someone knows why this is happing let me know why so if anyones hearing grinding nosie replace your starter if your starter keeps on and wont turn off even if your turn off key replace starter. If you hear clicking sound replace starter
thesearcheer

Blue Springs, MO

#12 Aug 18, 2010
I have an 87 ford arnger and i have tested the starter and replaced the relay and got the starter tested and charged the battery up full and it is a new battery. no corrosion andall the truck does when turn the key is the relay clicks alot. when you try to by pass the relay with a screw driver it don't do anything not even a spark. but when u hook it up to a jump car the engine does quarter turns or have turns that is it. any suggstions all the wires are in tact and no breaks and the fuse lines the fuse part got removed. so they are directly hooked to the relay. i am lost what to do next to get it started.
Anynomous

Plymouth, MN

#13 Sep 15, 2010
the starter queen wrote:
<quoted text>I have an 86 ford ranger my truck keeps trashing starters. if yoour hearing a grindingnoise you got to relace the starter sweetie .. i wish i knew why my ranger keeps on tearing up starters i have replaced five starters and four solenoids on my ranger since april of this yeasr. if someone could tell me my problems id be a happy camper.
The Flywheel is tearing up your starters, replace it and problem solved, except they have to pull the tranny to get to it....labor
redneck romeo

United States

#14 Dec 8, 2010
Bloddy Knuckles wrote:
1986 Ford Bronco II, 2.9 ltr V-6
Replaced the starter, solenoid, as original. Starter turns the engine over and keeps on cranking. Can turn the key off, take it out of the switch. The engine shuts off, but the starter keeps turning over.
Any suggestions ?
i have and 89 ranger with a 2.3 the damn problem i replaced my solenoid switch bout a year and a half ago it seemed to work up until about a week agaon when it started doing it again... im going to try to ground it a little better and see if it will help cause the problem is most definately a short....
redneck romeo

United States

#15 Dec 8, 2010
i lied dont ground it out thats all bad....
steve

Flushing, MI

#16 Feb 14, 2011
my ranger died on me while driving home on the high way and now it will not start and run the fuel filter was my frst guess but it wasnt any ideas?
jimmie

Athens, TN

#17 Mar 23, 2011
cam j wrote:
hi i recently rebuilt my 86 ranger but shortly afterwards the starter started acting up so i replaced the starter solinode and starter motor but got nothing so when i removed the starter to see if something was worng the end with the gear seemed to be grinded down what went wrong
Most likely the starter has the wrong starter drive on it. There are 9 tooth and 10 tooth starter drives. Count the teeth. Most likely you need a 10 tooth drive. It is a common issue on those trucks.
Richie

United States

#18 Jul 5, 2011
jimmie wrote:
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Most likely the starter has the wrong starter drive on it. There are 9 tooth and 10 tooth starter drives. Count the teeth. Most likely you need a 10 tooth drive. It is a common issue on those trucks.
this is very true I have the same problem I ordered a 10 tooth gear today from fishers auto parts only 12 bucks advance and auto zone dont seem to know about this
ford kid

Wilkes Barre, PA

#19 Aug 2, 2011
looking for some advice. i have an 86 ranger with a 2.9 in it. when i turn the key to start it all it does is click the selenoid. the selenoid tests fine and the starter was tested at autozone an that was fine. im lost on how to even jump the starter cause you cant jus hook the cables up like u can with a chevy starter. any suggestions????
Sharon

Radcliff, KY

#20 Aug 5, 2011
I have a 1986 Ford Ranger and it caught fire at the rear of the transmission. I turned off the ignition and pulled the key out. The vehicle kept trying to start itself, and the head lights came on. Can you tell me what caused that?

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