It could be the starter solenoid
The 2004 Ford Ranger starter is located on the right hand side of the engine. The starter will be at the back of the engine.
Most alarm systems are not fused. They are usually powered between battery and fuse panel. Usually you may have what they call a VALET BUTTON. Which is located somewhere under the driver side dash board. This will temporally disable the system, so your car can start....Tom
Next to the transmission and under the engine
it is on the driver side just beneath the exhaust manifold. you will need to remove the exhaust or the cv joint to drop the starter
You pry it out.
on the transmission
where is the solenoid on a 2004 mercury sable
There is not a fuel filter to change on a 2004 pacifica. They use the sock in the tanks for that, apparently.
Under the hood by the battery
5 and a half quarts