OK, for the past few weeks, I've had to depress the clutch a couple if times to get the Bronco to crank. I would depress the clutch, turn the key and nothing would happen. All I would get was hearing the fuel pump pressurize the system. I would keep the key turned, press the clutch again and it would crank right up.
Yesterday, I got to spend a couple of hours waiting for a tow truck. I got in the Bronco after a short drive and pressed the clutch, turned the key and nothing. Pressed the clutch again and Nothing. Pressed it again and NOTHING!!!!
This isn't how I wanted to spend my one day off.
OK, so I am speculating it has something to do with the switch/contact in the clutch pedal that makes it mandatory to press in the clutch to crank the engine. I noticed a couple of times when I tried to crank the engine and pressed the clutch in with the key turned that the RPM needle bounced hard, maybe up to 4K or higher. It was a quick movement and had I not been looking at it, would have never seen it. the whole thing is acting like a dead battery except that the radio, lights and everything else work fine. I tried jump starting it with the Ram and still nothing happened. No clicking, no turning over of the engine, nothing except the lights got a little brighter when it was hooked up to the Ram.
Any possibility of it also being the Starter solenoid instead? What's the best way for me to start looking/testing instead of just throwing parts at it? No corrosion on the battery to speak of. I really haven't had a chance to start looking into it yet but will hopefully if I am off on July4th.