My 1999 Ford Econoline with the 4.2 litre will turnover slowly but wont start. Then when I turn the ignition switch to the off position it acts as if it's trying to start by itself.


Asked by Sep 12, 2014 at 06:37 PM about the 1998 Ford E-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Van starts when you put jumper cables on and will even start fine for a few days without a jump. When van sits for a few days and then I try to start it turns over slowly and the selenoid will click. Right after I turn the key off the solenoid will start clicking and it acts like its trying to start with the key in the off position.

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Have battery load tested,may be bad cell,if battery is good,check the starter.

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Had battery load tested, found out it was bad. Thanx for the tip!

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