1996 Ford F-150 Van died but.

Tiny
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  • 1996 FORD F-150
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
I keep my van up pretty well for my company, but as I was driving along, the end just stopped. It felt like it does if you ever ran out of gas. It just quits and the steering locks up. I puled it over fast. Checking everything, I did notice the oil was low, which I usually check being an older vehicle. I had gas ok. When I turned the key it didnt sould like a bad starter which I have heard before.

It just wouldnt turn over. No lights but I did notice an AMP light on which I never see. Then When towed back home and put it in the garage, it turned over once.

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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 3:06 PM

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Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_test_alternator.htm
http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/battery.htm
Test both, if alternator failed, replace both alternator AND Battery, a weak battery can kill a new alternator.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 3:14 PM
Tiny
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An airplane mechanic said as simple as a fuel filter. But an Alternator. Ahhhhhhhh I was worried about that.
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Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 AT 4:49 PM
Tiny
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Test first replace parts after! I am under the impression this van does not crank? No lights=no battery power!
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 AT 12:59 PM
Tiny
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The van can crank but wont turn over. But I will check those things
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Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 AT 3:07 PM
Tiny
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How is the cranking speed? If it sounds like a normal crank then, Start with the basics, and work your way up, Last tune up was? Wires plugs ALL filters? If all that is ok, check for a stuck EGR, then test fuel pump pressure, If it won't restart, determine what's missing, the engine needs three things to run, Spark at all plugs, gas to all cylinders, and compression in all cylinders, tho an engine may run lacking one in one cylinder, it won't run very well!
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_video/test_fuel_injection_pressure.htm
Go here and checkout our video.
http://www.2carpros.com/car_repair_video/test_engine_ignition_system.htm
and this one!
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Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 AT 7:38 AM
Tiny
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Cranks normal and just wont turn over. An airplane mechanic said as simple as a fuel filter but like you say, I will start there and go up
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Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 AT 1:51 PM
Tiny
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The two links in my previous post tell you how to check for spark, and testing fuel pressure, one of these is missing, we need to figure out which one!
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Sunday, October 4th, 2009 AT 9:19 AM

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