1993 Ford E-250 Q&A

1993 Ford E-250 Question: Surpentine belt froze up, Van died. Then engine wouldn't restart.

I took off belt and everything turned freely except the air pump pulley. Van restarted w/o belt but then battery died because the alternator wasn't being turned and electric fuel pump was failing also because of low battery. Do you think if I change out air pump it will make that pulley free up again? -
Answer 1
Yes it should and make sure you replace the belt. While doing work charge the battery so you do not overwork the alternator when restart. Alternators are designed to maintain a charge and keep ignition circuits and accessory circuits up not to be battery chargers -
Comment 1
Yep, it did work...The air pump wasn't as easy to get off as Chiltons said...the retention bolts that mounted the pump were both different. One was sleeved. We put the battery on a trickle charge while changing out the pump. It was over 90% charged & started fine. Thank you for the quick response. You answered before we got the new one put on. -