I just got my Aerostar back from the mechanic (bad starter). I drove
it about 3 miles on a shopping trip. On the way back, the engine just
quit, but all my warning lights, etc still worked. I managed to coast
into my driveway (lucky), and it would not start - just cranked, with
the AMP light and check engine lights on. Plenty of power to the
starter, AC, etc, though. I let it sit for 5 minutes and it started
right up. I'm hoping that it will make it back to the shop after
Christmas. In the meantime, is there something simple I could check
and maybe escape the usual huge bill?
Another thing - the deal with the starter was that it would start half
the time, the other half just click. I replaced the ignition switch,
which appeared to clear the problem up for a week, only to have the
same thing happen again. I had the mechanic look at it because I
didn't know it was the starter - in my experience, once a starter
goes, it stays broke. Any comments on this?