Crank no start issue

Asked by Jun 19, 2019 at 07:43 AM about the 1998 Ford Ranger

Question type: General

I have a 98 2.5l auto
ranger I put a
transmission in and now I
put a new battery in it and
it cranks really slow and
not starting the battery
cables get hot. I jumped
the starter over and didn't
start. It is piping back
threw the thottle body
anything u would suggest

3 Answers


Battery cables get hot because of resistance build up; it's like an electric heater element. Its caused by cable connections being loose or corroded to the point they won't allow current to properly flow, and that prevents the starter from getting enough current to turn fast enough to start. The engine problem is likely due to a timing issue; maybe a bad misfire or a crank or cam position sensor defect.

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But it was running fine until I put the new transmission In it..

I put new cables and ends on but still turns slow has a new battery I get spark at the plugs

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