Electrical / Lighting Systems Won't Start Not applicable Not applicable
Q: Attempted to change alternator,arching occurred, only elec systems functional- horn, headlights, emerg flashers.
No fuseible links or fuses melted, voltmeter readings show power reaching ign, engine, charging fuses.
No pwr reaching taillite fuse. Only idiot light working is the charge lite.
A: first step to replace alternator is to disconnect battery.
Q: Well, the check engine light, oil light, low fuel light is on plus when you give it the gas it sputters. Runs pourly in wet weather.
A: Locate a wiring diagram and follow each of the affected circuits on the page from beginning to end. Find the common bond with all the circuits. Might be a relay, or an ignition switch connection, or a common connection at the fuse panel or behind the instument cluster etc. Then you know where the problem is starting. Ed
Q: My van has started being harder to start. Some days you have to keep cranking on it, others it will start fine, but will cut out while driving - especially when accelerating from a stop. It seems to not be getting gas... then will take off.
This has been a progressive problem. It started with cutting out once in a great while, to being hard to start once in a while, to being almost impossible to start if left sitting for more than a day.
A: Sounds like a fuel pressure problem. Could just be your fuel filter. A new one is real cheap and fairly easy to change if you know your way around an engine compartment. If it has a carburetor, the problem could lie there. Could be your fuel pump. Always try the cheapest and easiest fix first, then get gradually more expensive and in-depth.
Ignition System Won't Start Happens always Not applicable
Q: My van won't turn over. The battery is charged.
A: First thing is STARTER. Beat the Heck outta it. Or replace it. The best thing to do is take it to your local Parts store and have them Test it, If its not the starter check Alt. If not there My next ? is did you lock up the Eng.(run it with Low or no oil, beat the crap outta it.)
Heating / Cooling System Malfunction Happens always Always
Q: REAR AIR CONDITIONING DOESN'T BLOW HAS HARD AS IT USED TO. THE HEATING IS WORKING GOOD. FRONT A/V IS ALSO WORKING FINE. DOES THIS VAN HAVE A HISTORY OF FAN PROBLEMS OR DUCTING PROBLEMS. THX FOR THE HELP