Crank no start after you drive it for a little while

Asked by GuruBSGFL Jan 02, 2019 at 09:53 AM about the 1998 Ford E-Series E-250 Econoline Cargo Van Extended

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Crank It Up driving anywhere to shut it off it
will not start up for a little while sometimes
hours. Also when you let it idle it dies after a
while

2 Answers

My Vans are E350 and there was no option to put that in V8 gas

Make sure your battery posts and clamps are clean. If clean and still happening, the most likely suspect is the alternator is going bad. You can take to most car parts stores and they can check operation of the alternator while it is running for free. Mine did the same exact thing and it was a bad alternator, not enough power to recharge the battery after a start up.

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