ok my parents own a dodge ram van, 250 from 1988....they have a hugh
problem with the van....when my mother tries to turn the engine over
it wont start....you can here the buzz from the driver's door as
normal...the radio turns on...the inside/outside turn on as-
well....the battery has been replaced..the alternator ha been checked
they were told that it is fine....and at first it didnt sound like the
starter...I was told from another website to put the van in neutral
and try to start it then....my mother did so...then it made a
loud ;CLICK CLICK CLICK' noise....which to me sounds like the
starter..but my fathers thinks its the battery (which as I said was
replaced).....can anyone please help me?!?!?!?! im beging for
someone's help...please...if u could email me at either
firstname.lastname@example.org or hilly email@example.com which ever is
best for you....thank you so much for your time reading this....but
please help if you can
On Mar 20, 1:40 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I forgot to add...if the battery gets a boots then it will resart
later in the day but it will not start the next day...the cable ends
were replaced and it started just fine but as usual the next day it
refused to start...to be honest it's really ticking me off...I really
needs someone's help
On 19 Mar 2007 22:40:17 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
It sounds like the battery is getting drained overnight from something
'on' in the van. Could be a light in the glovebox that is not going off when
it's closed or something on this order. Were any ad-ons installed just
before this problem showed up?
On Mar 20, 6:58 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
there's no light in the glovebox (weird I know lol)...the two side
lights in the van shut off when you close the door...and the light
above the driver/passenger set has to be turned off/on
manually...nothing had been added on before all this happened...we had
had really bad weather so we didnt use the van for a few days and when
it was to be started it wouldnt so we had to get another
battery....and it was fine for about a week maybe 2...then all this
'non-starting' started to happen...
thank you so much for ur help!
On 20 Mar 2007 18:11:45 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Either the new battery is faulty or it's not getting recharged or it's being
Can you have the battery tested at the place you got it? Did you?
Was the new battery installed correctly with clean well functioning connectors?
A poor connection from wiring to the van could cause your symptoms .
A way to see if there is an overnight drain on the battery would be drive it
for 20 minutes first then remove the positive terminal. When the van is needed
next day or later connect the battery and see if it starts.
My 75 had a small light over the key/ignition switch which turned on
when the driver's door was opened. It was controlled by a relay under
the dash. I put a meter in series with the battery and pulled fuses
until there was no current flow. The manual led me to the relay.
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