Friday: Started my vehicle, but had problems. Sounded like battery had
charge problem, but started anyway.
Saturday: Tried to start vehicle. Turned over but battery died. Later tried
charging battery in evening with "smart charger." Before the charger, the
whole eletrical system would shut down, but the CHECK ENGINE light would
come on when the door was open. (It's a 94 Ford Aerostar - Other groups are
dying) Now I have the charger going on the battery it no longer does that.
Sunday Battery dead again, Charge again. Tried to start again. Nothing. So I
asked a neighbor to help me and try a jump start. Still nothing coming from
starter. So what I did was test the start relay and jumped the terminals.
Nothing again. Not even a spark, even though I did put a meter at the
opposite terminal and grounded it to see if I got voltage when I turned to
the key to the START position.
I did try jumping the terminals at the starter this morning, but got nothing
because the batter was dead.
I still need to try to jump at the starter again.
So I am wondering bad battery or bad starter?