Hi guys, my van wouldn’t move this morning (it starts/runs) and I’m stumped as to why. 1994 Dodge B350 10-passenger van w/ handicap lift outside the back door.
I haven’t driven it in about 3 weeks, and it performed just fine when I parked it. This morning, it started easy enough, and I let it warm in the driveway for ~ 8 mins. When I went to leave, I put it in drive, released the parking brake, and pressed the accelerator expecting to creep up the hill and out of the driveway. However, the van wouldn’t move. I tried pulling forward, I tried backing, too. The transmission was selecting the various gears I chose, and I could feel the motor and tranny try to pull the van (I can feel the driveline slack being taken-up). I even tried to rock the vehicle back and forth w/ the ~2 inches of travel I was getting from the slack in the drivetrain, but I never could get anything to budge. I tried applying brief doses of the ample amounts of the power available from the 360CID Dodge power plant, but as soon as I heard something squealing (with no movement from the vehicle), I aborted that plan. Well, I tried it twice, but stopped at the squeal point.
Anyway, I’m baffled. Last night got cold enough for freezing, sure, and it was about 32 this morning as I was trying to get going. It’s certainly gotten above 32F the last couple of days (http://w1.weather.gov/data/obhistory/KTTA.html) . It has gotten snowed and iced-on in the past few weeks, but all of the snow/ice has been gone for days now. In summary, I don’t think it is temperature related.
Any ideas, support, sarcasm or other jabs would be appreciated.