1993 Ford Aerostar wont start

Tiny
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  • 1993 FORD AEROSTAR
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 105,000 MILES
We bought a battery for our van and put it in and it started and we drove it home and then it sat for about 3 hours and now it will not start again. We dont know what is making it not start
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Sunday, May 24th, 2009 AT 8:48 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Have you tried jump starting it? If so does it stay running or does it die out after few minutes. If dies out most likely your alternator has gone out.

If will stay running then you most likely have a draw on the battery that will need to be tracked down.

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Sunday, May 24th, 2009 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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We tried to jump it and that didnt work so we took the old battery out and went and bought a new one and put that in and it started but when we tried to start it after a while when we got home nothing. We have not tried to jump it with the new battery
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Monday, May 25th, 2009 AT 11:02 AM
Tiny
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Ok, go ahead and try to jump start it.

If it starts and stays running the most likely you have a draw on the battery.

To test you will need a test light.

Then you will disconnect the positive battery terminal and connect the test light between the cable end and the terminal. If light is on then you have a draw. The amount of draw will depend on the brightness of the light.

Now to figure out what curciut the draw is on you can start pulling fuses one at a time checking the test light each time. Once light goes out that is the curcuit the draw is on.

Post findings.

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Monday, May 25th, 2009 AT 4:45 PM
Tiny
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Thanks will try that and let you know
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Monday, May 25th, 2009 AT 7:03 PM

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