I have a 91 Ranger. When I turn the key to start, you can immediately
hear the "Click" of the relay, but there is silence for a few seconds
before the starter turns over. I thought it might be the relay, so I
replaced it and I still have the same issue. If I jump the relay, it
starts over immediately as expected, turns over for a few seconds,
then will pause before it engages again.
This vehicle is wired a little differently than most Fords. The
battery cable goes to the relay, and the starter. It also has a wire
going to a Power Distribution System.
Any idea what could be going on?