Car won't start. Replaced Alternator, Battery, And Starter.

Asked by Sep 10, 2019 at 12:07 AM about the 2005 Ford Ranger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced my battery, alternator, and starter over the
past 2 days. My car makes a weird clicking noise in a
relay under the dash. This happens when the car is off,
key is removed, doors are closed, etc. This relay
corresponds to the hazard lights I believe. When you
press the hazard light button the sound stops, but a new
noise starts in the passenger side of the car in the fuze
box under the dash. A similar clicking nose, but with
more delay between clicks. It has the same timing as
the turn signal noise.

I believe there's some electrical problem somewhere??

When I attempt to start the car the starter rapid fire
clicks. The battery is fine. Voltage accross it is 12.6 I
checked a couple of ground wires with my multimeter
and they seemed fine. I'll take any advice of things to

I'm 200 miles away from home and work.

Thanks for any help.

1 Answer


Check to see if it's actually the body control module that's clicking. If you don't know car electronics, don't mess with it. You could cause damage that's really expensive to repair.

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