2001 Ford E150 starts but only for about a minute

Asked by Jan 18, 2016 at 01:51 PM about the 2000 Ford E-150 STD Econoline

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I bought this van and drove it home, about a 2 hr ride.  2 miles before I get home, going up a
steep incline, the engine shuts off.  I have it towed home, battery was dead from cranking and
lights on.  When battery dead made a clicking noise when trying to start it.  Checked dipstick and
there was a little on the end, wiped off and tried again the was nothing.  Added 2 quarts oil and
was enough, started it, it turned over and then shut off again, and then can't restart right away at
all.  Tried this twice, so it either starts for about a minute or won't at all.  Anyone have this
problem or know what I can do?

2 Answers

286,925

check the battery next.

It would still start for a minute?

Your Answer

Ford E-150 Experts

  • #1
    Tracy Hooks
    Reputation
    560
  • #2
    kbro
    Reputation
    440
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,315 Great Deals out of 214,995 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,783 Great Deals out of 149,330 listings starting at $444
Used Ford E-Series Cargo
58 Great Deals out of 3,317 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
470 Great Deals out of 38,668 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford E-Series Wagon
24 Great Deals out of 1,054 listings starting at $1,800
Used GMC Sierra 1500
708 Great Deals out of 58,809 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
408 Great Deals out of 44,674 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford E-350
181 listings starting at $4,950
Used Dodge Ram 1500
306 Great Deals out of 9,515 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
365 Great Deals out of 41,825 listings starting at $1,600
Used Chevrolet Express Cargo
96 Great Deals out of 6,962 listings starting at $2,450
Used Ford Transit Cargo
80 Great Deals out of 15,908 listings starting at $9,400
Used Chevrolet Express
30 Great Deals out of 4,422 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford F-250
419 listings starting at $4,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.