ranger truck was cranking ok until i installed a new alternator and now it will not crank.

60

Asked by Feb 13, 2017 at 02:33 PM about the 2003 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL Standard Cab LB

Question type: General

2003 ranger 2.3l 16v

8 Answers

86,095

Make sure the battery connections are clean and tight. Charge the battery or get a boost.

7,835

Charge battery. Replacing alternator will charge battery when is running but battery is probably dead due to the old alternator not charging.

76,325

Check to see if the alternator is working, it is possible it is not. If you have a digital multi-meter set it on DCV and check at the battery when the vehicle is running and see what the voltage is. You should be reading 13.7 to 14.5 DCV if it is charging. Also if you have a bad battery it may not be taking a charge. Should have the battery checked unless you know the battery is good.

60

new battery alternator check out ok turn key to crank and nothing will not turn over all gauges are working.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
76,325

Then you need to do some checking. Make sure the ground wire both ends are clean and tight, and the battery cables in good shape. Then you would need to check that there is power going threw the small wire on the starter solenoid when someone is turning the key. This energizes the solenoid for the starter to work.

60

is the starter solenoid located on the starter 2.3l 16v 2003 ranger

76,325

Yes it is.

7,835

If in parking, try in neutral position. If still nothing, check battery voltage, it should be minimum 12.4. Check the battery cables for corrosion and make sure they're tight. If cables are ok, check voltage signal at the starter solenoid as you try to start it. If no voltage present at the solenoid small terminal, check the relay in fuse box

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ranger

Looking for a Used Ranger in your area?

CarGurus has 369 nationwide Ranger listings starting at $1,900.

Postal Code:

Ford Ranger Experts

  • #1
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,460
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    940
  • #3
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    870
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tacoma
45 Great Deals out of 1,121 listings starting at $7,950
Used Ford F-150
652 Great Deals out of 9,867 listings starting at $2,995
Used Nissan Frontier
29 Great Deals out of 579 listings starting at $5,499
Used Chevrolet Colorado
25 Great Deals out of 2,083 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
198 Great Deals out of 10,040 listings starting at $1,779
Used Chevrolet S-10
11 listings starting at $1,750
Used Dodge Dakota
6 Great Deals out of 145 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Ram 1500
50 Great Deals out of 492 listings starting at $2,948
Used GMC Sierra 1500
245 Great Deals out of 10,352 listings starting at $1,775
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
4 Great Deals out of 71 listings starting at $2,995
Used GMC Canyon
20 Great Deals out of 1,694 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Tundra
39 Great Deals out of 1,269 listings starting at $5,925
Used Jeep Wrangler
108 Great Deals out of 2,018 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Mustang
12 Great Deals out of 1,078 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
27 Great Deals out of 700 listings starting at $2,475

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Ranger For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 67 listings starting at $3,900
2010 Ford Ranger For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 54 listings starting at $1,900
2009 Ford Ranger For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 41 listings starting at $4,995
2008 Ford Ranger For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 101 listings starting at $2,950
2007 Ford Ranger For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 46 listings starting at $4,300

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.