We just had the radiator replaced because it was leaking. We put in a new battery 1 month ago. After we brought the van home, it would not start after 2 hours of sitting. All lights come on but no sound from starter or anything. What could be wrong? Is it connected to replacing the radiator or coincidence?
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1995 Mercury Villager
Question: van suddenly won't start after replacing the radiator
Answer #1Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 06, 2010, 20:20Master
The problem will need to be diagnosed, and when the problem is found, only then can you see if it is related to the radiator replacement. Anything else is guessing and speculation and it won't get your car running again.
Answer #2COLBYCHEESE July 21, 2010, 18:04Rookie
Answer #3Visitor, April 22, 2011, 10:23
sounds like a starter
Answer #4Visitor, July 18, 2011, 22:09
1) Check your starter, starter relay, fusebox next to radiator labeled "inhibit" and the relays in the drivers side fusebox 2) Next you can check to see if the wire harness going from the transmission (front right side) selector swith to the wiring harness going to the positive cable, there are three (3) plugin connectors to the right and back of exhaust manifold, toward the air intake box, make sure they have a good contact. 3) check the distributor and coil wire, check coil wire connection make sure there is good contact, 4) fuel pump, fuel filter. 5) Dirty throttle body ports and jets. 6) check ignition switch(where the key goes). 7)check the switch under the steering column. 8) Put the shifter in nutural and turn key to start. These have been problems I have had with my 95 villager, Hope one of these salutions gets you up and going again for those that are looking for the answers that are not commonly shared. ChevyRAT