Starting issue 1997 V10...
So, I have a remote starter setup on my 97 V10. I click the button and hear the motor try (VERY quick try) and see sparks fall in the front of the van onto the ground. Dark orange in color and slowly fall to ground. Not like a grinding wheel type speed...
Rewind a few days ago the last time I used the van and when I started it, it was VERY slow to turn over, but fired. Acted like the battery was low. However, the battery is showing full juice and none of the lights dim, etc.
Back to this morning, I go inside the van and try to start with the key. Service Engine Soon light is on and the ignition does not turn anything over. No click, click like a selenoid and all I get is a low toned clunk seemingly from the passenger side in the engine compartment. Seemingly the battery area.
The lights inside, radio, dash, etc all stay bright even when trying to turn over.
Is this a starter? The starter is obviously in the front and if going bad, might have thrown sparks??
Just trying to see if anyone has had this happen. I doubt I would normally have ever seen the sparks had I not had the remote starter and it was early morning (dark). I need this thing on the road today or early tomorrow. Anyone have similar issues?