I have a 2003 Ford Econoline 150 (4.2 V6) and it wouldn't turn over this morning, battery was pretty much dead. I went to jump it and noticed as soon as I connected the cables, there was a buzzing/whirring sound coming from the right/drivers side of the engine compartment. The day time running lights also came on. Again, this happened when I connected the cables. I didn't try to turn over the engine yet. When I did try to start the van, it still wouldn't turn over. Any idea what is going on here?
Country: United StatesMake: FordModel: E-150 EconolineYear: 2003Engine: 4.2 V6
Thanks for your question. Sorry you're having car problems, I will do my best to apply my research and supply you with an accurate answer ASAP. It sounds to me like the body module that controls your running lights turned on during the night causing the battery to completely drain. The batter may not take a jump if it's totally dead, you may need to charge it first, then check the electrical system to see for sure where the drain is at. here's a procedure for you to follow that will guide you right to the drain you have. Hope this helps you. Thanks, Ron
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Thanks for responding. This is way beyond my time/expertise so it looks like the van will have to be towed to the repair shop. Have a good day.
I gave you a LOT of valuable information and you gave me a NEGATIVE rating? Why's that? Did you read EVERYTHING I sent you about ratings????????????
read my answer. I don't have the time to spend hours trouble shooting the problem. This is my work vehicle and needs to be repaired ASAP. My negative answer didn't reflect the information, just the outcome.
Sorry, but I don't have a magic bullet to give you. Diagnostics takes time.
The negative answer DID reflect my reputation though, and I paid for your not being able to follow through with my suggestions. Wish you'd reconsider what you have done to me. Thanks, Ron