That was the question this morning. My trusty little van decided to not start this morning. It actually started (or to not start) last night after l moved my van for my sister to get her car out. My automatic locks wouldn't work, and when l pressed the button, l actually got a "humming" sound out of it. Which was puzzling.
So l went to start my van again (looking back, l'm not sure why l decided to start it again), and it wouldn't start! My lights wouldn't come on, nothing electrical would work, and it wouldn't turn over.
I popped the hood to see if the battery was still connected, it was. I put it in gear, wiggled the gear shift it around a bit. Still nothing. So what did l do next. Of course l called a friend. Who was just as puzzled as l was.
It was dark out now, so l decided to wait until the morning to see if the battery was dead (which l thought not possible since l had just started it prior to when this fiasco started).
So this morning with the friend back on the phone, l went out to see what we could figure out. Once again, tried everything, thinking maybe the gremlins had disappeared overnight. No such luck. :-(
I popped the hood, put the jumper cables on the battery to see if l could get a spark. Yep. Real strong spark. So it wasn't the battery (that saved me digging out the house battery for a boost). My friend suggested to look at the starter that was installed not too long ago ( a month ago - but really the van wasn't driven much since l have been out of town with rental cars). Of course, l went down below with my trusty hammer and gave it a wack ( a love tap) when l was down there. I was looking to see any loose wires around the starter, l couldn't see shit!
I then went back in the van and for shits and giggles, tried starting the van and Voila......the bugger started.
Friend was just as puzzled as l was. I guess l will have to go back to where it was installed and get them to take a look- see at it. I'm so glad it wasn't something else. If it was a short in the wires.....where would one begin to look!! So the fact that it was the starter again....l'm actually happy!