Van dies while in operation
That points to the battery.
Does it click or chatter when you turn the key to restart?
You have an apparent GROUND and
POSITIVE 12v off the battery when the car IS running, but noyjhing when it dies. I love a mystery ;-)
If there is a loose connection at either terminal of
the battery or the cables where they connect to the car frame, the connector lugs at the battery will arc and vaporize the metal at the weakest point of contact and all
you will get is a click. Take off the battery connectors and clean the
posts and insides of the connectors with sandpaper, then starting with
the POS (Red +) side, push them on firmly, loosen the clamp bolts tap
them several times around in a circle with a small hammer, block of
wood or screwdriver handle so they seat all the way down, then tighten
the bolts. If it wont go, remove the bolt, insert a flat-blade
screwdriver in the **** and twist the screwdriver to expand a bit then
tap some more. NOT HARD... just alot of little taps) Put the bolt back
in and do the NEG (Black, -) the same way.
NOW it will start!
Mar 27, 2009 |
1996 Oldsmobile Silhouette