Having problems with your 1988 Ford Econoline ?

Wont start 1988 ford econoline e350 7.5l overnite both batteries drained so i tryed to jump them off n da cables started smoking n starter spined for a second but wont turn over even with the key turned off

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 17-06-2019

Answers :

Your compression requires you need heavy guage cables to avoid the cables overheating. They couldnt take the volt/amp draw being placed on them. I would get heavier cables and leave your vehicle key off and let the donar vehicle sit idling for a good while charging up your batteries. Better yet is if you have a trickle charger that you can hook up and let charge up your batteries... After you get them charged you will need to find that cause of the batteries going dead. Check to see if something was left on, or have your mechanic hook up your batteries to a multimeter and look for a draw...
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