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



J9Johnson, 4.9L 6 Cylinder, Vancouver, WA, March 02, 2011, 19:40

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?

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    March 02, 2011, 22:13

    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

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    Visitor, March 03, 2011, 03:47

    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.

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