WHY WOULD MY AEROSTAR SUDDENLY LOOSE ALL POWER WHILE DRIVING AND AFTER THIS WILL TURN OVER BUT NOT START
1994 Ford 500
May, 26, 2012 AT 1:05 AM
While driving 60, my ford Aerostar Xl 1994 3.0 v6 suddenly lost all power (also watched oil gauge drop and seemed to hear a click under the INSIDE working flap near distributer) and engine died while driving in gear. Pulled over, battery was bad so tried a jump. The van turned over but WOULD NOT start and still has not. Put new battery in still no start. When I turn the key it turns over like normal it's just the engine will not kick and start up. There is a good amount of pressure I believe in fuel rail by just poking schrader valve. Last I checked the spark plug hoses and one had the rubber outside popped it seemed the size of a pinky fingernail. Thank you soo much.
You eed to check the fuel pressure with a gauge. You need about 40 lbs
check for spark at plugs.
Does the motor even turn?
May, 26, 2012 AT 1:14 AM
Yes Motor turns it just seems there's no combustion and I am yet to acquire a spark wrench to check spark is there any other way is there any specific problem you know of that would cause a car to stall while driving and not start up again. Ps thanks for the help
May, 26, 2012 AT 1:16 AM
A failed fuel pump is a common issue
May, 26, 2012 AT 1:20 AM
I was going over that in my head but it's been a few weeks and if there's still pressure in the Schader when I turn the key that would mean the pump was good?
May, 26, 2012 AT 1:26 AM
Nope. A specific value is required. Thats why you need a gauge to measure the actual pressure.