No Crank, No Start Diagnosis - EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ Whenever you have a no start condition when attempting to start your vehicle it's important to make the distinction between "no crank, no start" and "crank, no start" situations as they are treated differently. This video covers what I do when confronted with a 'no crank, no start' situation and in this case it's a worst case scenario so be sure to watch till the end. Starter diagnosis video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKjdnQ0sHQc No start basics video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBUYs539cy4 Parasitic draw video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF1gijj03_0 --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG
1996 Ford Ranger Starting Problem - one click, then nothing
Before you read the comments and watch the video, here is the answer: Replace the positive battery cable and terminal. As explained to me by someone who seems to know: The battery cables are a bunch of thin copper wire all twisted together. Over time, the surface of each individual wire gets oxidized with a layer of green copper oxide. The current passing through the cable travels on the surface of these wires, not so much inside the wires. This coating on the wires prevents the current from travelling. When I grab the cable and move it around, I disturb this coating and allow some current to flow. Until it oxidizes again. It gets worse over time because the electricity flows over the un-oxidized parts, and oxidizes it again. This also explains why it happens on the positive and not the negative battery cable. Original post: This is a video of a problem I have been having with my 1996 Ford Ranger, 2WD, 4Cyl. For over a year, disconnecting and reconnecting the battery has fixed it. As the problem got worse and I started replacing parts,each time the problem would go away for a few days or a week, then it would come back. Now it finally will not start at all. Replacing battery cables is the next on the list, but I'm going insane with the way replacing a part will 'fix' it, but only temporarily.
Diagnosing Starter Problems- EricTheCarGuy
Visit me at: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/ Once again I team up with BBB Industries to bring you the basic steps in starter diagnosis. If you suspect a bad starter you might want to run through these checks before you commit to get a new one, you just may find that you don't need a starter but rather some other issue is causing the no start. http://www.bbbind.com/ --- Click below and Stay Dirty Visit me at EricTheCarGuy.com http://ericthecarguy.com/ Visit EricTheCarGuy Forum http://www.ericthecarguy.com/forum/default.aspx Visit my Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy --- Stay dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.
Problems with the starter in the Ford Ranger
Having some trouble with the starter on the 97 Ford Ranger