Why, after i drive my van for several hours it's hard to start like the battery is low.

Asked by May 22, 2015 at 11:25 AM about the 1991 Ford E-250 3 Dr STD Club Wagon Passenger Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put in a brand new battery. It starts up fine when cold. After I drive it on a long trip it drags like it doesn't want to start. When i let it cool for several hours it starts right up fine.

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It must sound like your alternator, is going out you need to get that fix soon.

70

Actually, the problem may be your starter. A starter can be affected by the heat buildup inside from the hot engine. I'd recommend having the starter checked out and replaced if it's bad.

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