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Dead Ford Van Question (wont turn over but electric is good?)

We have a low mileage 2000 Ford Econoline van which has been running well but now will not turn over. It was just running, turned it off, now it wont turn back on. We had to towed to a mechanic and they said it stated right up and could find nothing wrong, drove it home and same thing. All the electric is fine. Nothing happens when we turn the key, lights don't dim, nothing, but again, all the electric works great. A looses fuse or loose cable is what I would expect but where do we start with something like this? Thanks so much for any ideas.
posted by 1inabillionmistake on Jun 24, 2014 - 5 answers

What should I be doing to extend the life of my car to the year 2056?

What should I be doing to extend the life of my car to the year 2056? Seriously, I was gifted a 15 year old car with 110k on it. It is in great shape and I drive less than 5k a year (I work at home). What I am looking for are pointers to keep the car in good shape for a long time given the infrequent use. [more inside]
posted by lampshade on Apr 24, 2014 - 18 answers

Car went crunch. Help me find a new one quick!

Was in awful car accident yesterday. Good news - walked away without a scratch. Bad news - car is now a paperweight. Help me find a new vehicle? Details within. [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Mar 24, 2014 - 30 answers

Do I have some sort of recourse against Ford?

I purchased a 2012 Ford Focus and it has been having performance issues that the dealer doesn't want try and fix. Should I risk aggravating the dealer and try to activate Ohio's lemon law or seek some other form of recourse? [more inside]
posted by charred husk on May 14, 2013 - 13 answers

help me pick a car

"Snowflake" car purchasing question: Ford Focus vs Mazda 3 vs Honda Fit vs Hyundai Elantra. [more inside]
posted by annie o on Oct 8, 2012 - 55 answers

What's wrong with my car's brakes?

My brake pedal sinks when I turn on my car. And my brake lights flicker. What could be the problem? [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Jun 12, 2012 - 15 answers

Should my mother's mechanic have caught a failing fuel pump earlier?

Should my mother's mechanic have caught a failing fuel pump when he repaired a closely related relay? [more inside]
posted by aaronbeekay on Mar 21, 2012 - 10 answers

How to get a used cargo van cheap?

Straightforward question: How do I go about getting the best deal on a used Ford Econoline cargo van? [more inside]
posted by lore on Dec 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Have I gotta deal for you

Used car advice. Looking for real world feedback on a couple of models I am considering. And for other suggestions as well. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on Aug 2, 2011 - 16 answers

Take my shitball car!

If I want to get rid of a car that isn't inspected/registered, how would I do that? In NC, if it matters. [more inside]
posted by katybird on Mar 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Stinky, jumpy car needs fixing

Help me figure out what's up with my gimpy car. It reeks of sulfur, has no power and bucks like a sad, old donkey. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Feb 11, 2011 - 20 answers

Does this car have enough oomph?

Any European mefites driving the 1.4L petrol Ford Focus? I am thinking at 80PS it might be underpowered. [more inside]
posted by Dr Dracator on Aug 3, 2010 - 6 answers

The spring has sprung

My car appears to have a broken spring. Is this going to be as expensive as I think it will be? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Apr 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Does anyone know what's up with my car battery?

Does anyone know what's up with my car battery? [more inside]
posted by st starseed on Jan 4, 2010 - 14 answers

Changes between 2008 Ford Mustang and 2009 Ford Mustang?

2008 Ford Mustang v. 2009 Ford Mustang. Isn't there.. a... changelog somewhere? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Jan 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Pontiac Aztek or Ford Focus

Currently I drive a 2000 Ford Focus and looking in to buying a 2001 pontiac aztek for $5700. I need some recommendations on it. [more inside]
posted by WizKid on Feb 26, 2008 - 25 answers

Help us get our crappy cars fixed.

Where in Chicago can I get the brakes on a '99 VW Jetta and '98 Ford Escort replaced reliably and cheaply? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Jan 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Help this 1993 Ford Probe start!

Help this 1993 Ford Probe start! [more inside]
posted by gregschoen on Aug 9, 2007 - 12 answers

Learning stick is the easy part.

I have a 1964 (and a half) Mustang. The only problem is that it has not run since 1981. It has been on blocks in the garage. How much would it cost me to get it on the road again? [more inside]
posted by thetenthstory on Jun 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Exhaust pipes for 1985 Thunderbird

When buying exhaust flex pipes like these, to fit over an H-pipe with a diameter of 2.5", would you buy the flex pipes with the 2.5" outlet diameter or do you need something bigger? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jun 2, 2007 - 1 answer

My car's get up and go, done gone up and went

What is causing my engine to cut out when I come to a stop? [more inside]
posted by jaybeans on Mar 21, 2007 - 16 answers

Truck air compressor busted?

The air compressor on my 2002 Ford Ranger is making a really loud clicking sound every ten seconds when the heater or AC is turned on. The mechanic says this is normal. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by worstkidever on Dec 28, 2006 - 7 answers

Wheels on 1963 Ranchero

What was the original size wheels/tires that came on the 1963 Ford Ranchero? Thanks in advance!
posted by drleary on Oct 20, 2006 - 6 answers

1966 Ford F100 Value

I need help determining the private party value of a 1966 longbed Ford F100 pickup and advice on selling it. [more inside]
posted by weretable and the undead chairs on Nov 18, 2005 - 7 answers

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