i have a 1991 econoline van, i recently put a new starter,alternator,battery,selonoid,battery, cables, ( which i had to use an extention on the cables ground to hook it to the original ground on the engine) my problem is when i drive and stop it won't start back up but if it sits for about an hour it will start again, but now it seems that the battery is run down and i have to re-charge the battery for over 5 hours and it didn't take a full re-charge any suggestion. thank you


Asked by Mar 21, 2014 at 11:37 AM about the 1991 Ford E-350 STD Econoline Cargo Van Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i recently put a new starter,alternator,battery,selanoid, battery cables,and it wont keep a charge, when i drive it and stop it wont start back up sometimes if it sets a while it will start back up and now my battery won't take a full charge after 5 hr of hving it on a charger
any suggestion? thank you

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we need more info. does the engine crank/turnover and not start? if yes, there is a lot of possibilities to consider, from cracked cylinder heads to vapor lock in the carburetor to vacuum problems at the distributor. it doesn't sound like a starting system problem yet.

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