I am wondering what I'm looking at as far as repair..
My '95 e150 van began exhibiting the damndest behaviour a few weeks ago.
Won't start. After jump-start, was fine.
Few days later, same problem. At first attributed to light that was seen to
be staying on (conversion van) and draining battery. Light fixture
Few days later. Won't start AGAIN! Jump van. works.
Take to local Sears auto center to replace battery. They INSIST after doing
their diagnostic that the battery and alternator are FINE. Ugh.
Few days later. Dead van AGAIN. This time, will NOT respond to jump start!
Nothing. Friend comes over, jiggles wires to starter, van starts up.
Diagnoses as faulty starter wire connection. Removes, cleans, tightens
Van works FINE for a few days.
Then, start it, drive it 5 minutes down the road to gas station, where it
dies AGAIN. And inexplicably, just needs to be jump-started. wtf????
Sears and two mechanic friends are totally stumped telling me the battery,
alternator, and starter are fine.
Help!!! I'm going nuts?