View Full Version : Buddys 1978 f150 ranger wont start.

11-04-2008, 05:23 PM
My friends 78 f150 ranger will not start. It will bump start off my truck, we are thinking starter but also thought it could be the ring gear?

11-04-2008, 06:14 PM
did you try using jumper cables? does it turn over or just grind, check the sylinoid on the pasenger fender,the one the batery + goes to, have someone turn the key and lisen for a click , and check all the conections to the starter and ground.

11-05-2008, 10:45 PM
soulds like a starter.

11-12-2008, 11:46 PM
youll definately know if its ring gear, x2 starter. what eng?

11-13-2008, 01:32 PM
break out your volt meter and test to see what battery voltage is. if it is up to 12v check where the + cable meets the sylinoid for battery voltage. same thing on the other side of the sylinoid (when the key is in the start position). once again should see about 12 volts. if there is voltage there check for voltage at the starter. this will tell if you have good wires and conections. if some where along the line your voltage drops thats your problem. if you have 12v to your starter and nothing happens (no noise) there is your problem. if all of that is in order pull the starter and look at the ring gear.

11-13-2008, 06:22 PM
burn it

11-17-2008, 08:49 PM
Hey guys, Will do that with him next week.
I will post..

11-19-2008, 11:44 PM
ok let me know how it gose.