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MY 98 FORD WINDSTAR VAN HAD RUN STOPED HER WENT IN STORE GOT OUT WENT TO TURN HER OVER NOTHING WAS WORKING NO LIGHTS ETC, LET HER SIT A BITE THEN TRYED AGIN HAD LIGHTSTHE STARTER TURNED THEN DIED TRY

SHE HAS A NEW BATTERY AND ALTERNATOR ON HER I HAD JUST BOUGHT THIS VAN FROM SOME GUY ,WHO I CAN NOT SAY WAS ON THE TRUTH BOAT

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Have a load test done on the battery to check for dead cell as what you describe fits that problem profile. New is a relative term as either brand new or new to you (second hand)

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Battery died, charged it took it for a drive half way back home dashboard lights went out heater also went out van almost died, when we finally stoped to park turned it off then decided to try again and...


Take your battery in for testing after charging it. Then, to avoid pulling the Alternator for nothing, drive to a local Autozone, Advance, or Oeilys and ask them to check your charging system on the Van.
Consider taking an extra battery if you have one to fit, so you can get back home after the test. Run the van with the charger connected until you get good heat, then reduce the blower fan speed to minimum. Then disconnect charger.
If you are still stuck on the road, jumpstart the van until it is warm, using the jump car to charge the battery so you can go home and try again. Just leave the battery jumpers connected to the struggling van battery a few minutes so the old battery has a chance to charge.

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Hello, you need to take your van to get a FREE scan at Autozone, Oreillys, or Advance autoparts. Go there when the "check light" is on. They will scan your van and sell you the part to fix it.

The people working there are knowledgeable about how the repairs are made and they can inform you. The stores also have tool loaner programs.

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