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STARTING PROBLEM

1998 Ford Windstar

Electrical problem
1998 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 165000 miles

One day after driving for about 3 hours, I stop to pick up gas. The car would not turn over. The lights were working but, it wouldn't start. I proceeded to push the car. Shortly after pushing the car it then started. I would have to push the car a few feet in order for it to start. I tried this a few times and it worked. 2 days ago the pushing no longer works. I asked for a jump because at this point I thought it was the battery. I then went and bought a brand new battery. It seemed to fix the problem. The next day I went out and the car will not turn over. Is it the battery? Is it the alternator or could it be the starter? Could it be something else?
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Dannymartin1
March 28, 2009.



Does it crank normally or no crank? If no crank, check the starter lug on the heavy cable.

Merlin2021
Mar 28, 2009.