I have a ford van e150 that died on the way home. I charged it with my car and it started. Now I have changed some things and it still will not start.
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: The battery terminals were corroded and I cleaned them pretty good. Then the car started and I left it running to charge the battery. But then before I could turn it off it failed and would not start.
JA: What year is your E150?
JA: Are you fixing your E150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I am working on it myself. I took the battery to oreilly's and it was charged and determined to be fine.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: After watching several videos and testing the battery voltage when the van is off and on, decided it was the regulator in the alternator
. I took it apart and changed that but that helped again so it would start but as soon as the battery drained, it would not start.