Question about 2000 Mercury Mystique

1 Answer

Battery dying... every month for seven months now???

I have had my 2000 Mystique since 2003, bought it used the battery was the same battery it had in 2000. This past April, the battery died, so Triple A replaces it, it has died every month on the month now. They have replaced it every time checking the alternator and saying the battery had a bad cell. So the last time at the end of September, i was fed up. I go to Auto Zone to have a free diagnostic, they say that my alternator is not charging to full capacity. But why would Triple A say thats not the problem. What is going on? What do I need? Do i need an alternator, or can i take it somewhere and get a test done to tell me? Can anywhere do a free test. I just got a new AC system for 700 and then new spark plugs, timing belt, and something with my gas tank, for 650, I am broke from this car, and I just got done paying it off. Please help, any suggestions

Posted by on

  • Alliebee82 Oct 11, 2008

    Yes, every battery. It has been Triple A's fault because they test the alternator and tell me its fine, then i go to autozone and they tell me thats whats wrong

  • Alliebee82 Oct 12, 2008

    No, i had a 3 year warranty. I guess i am going to the get whole car just checked out just in case it is something else

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 426 Answers

Are you being told that seven batteries in a row have had faulty cells?I think it might be time to try something different as changing batteries hasnt got you anywhere but frustrated.Change the alternator and ask if auto zone can guarantee the problem will go away if you do,

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

  • tony yeatman
    tony yeatman Oct 12, 2008

    Its probable that the internal voltage regulator had failed in the alternator and would not have been picked up by the standard voltage check.Regardlessof that,after the third battery the alternator was suspect and should have been replaced or more thoroughly checked.I guess you payed for all seven batteries?

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2000 ford taurus alternator quits working after a few months


Most likely the piktail or also known as the alternator connector no good.

Nov 25, 2013 | 2000 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Cylinder 1 misfire in 2000 mercury mystique


Please go to this link for misfire diagnosis and testing.

Jul 02, 2012 | 2000 Mercury Mystique

2 Answers

Bought a used 2006 Nissan Titan with a 1 year old Continental battery. Drove it for 4 days, was cleaning it out with all windows down and doors open. Tried to crank it. Wouldn't start and wouldn;t allow...


2006 NISSAN TITAN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY
Occurences: 1 NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Recived: 2007-09-20 Summary: 2006 NISSAN TITAN BATTERY DIED WHILE DRIVING. CUSTOMER STATED THAT HE HAD NO PRIOR INDICATIONS BEFORE THE FAILURE. HE ASKED TO BE REIMBURSED FOR THE BATTERY . *KB THE CONSUMER STATED A BATTERY... The following ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY complaint about 2006 NISSAN TITAN was reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety administration on 2007-09-20. For more information contact the National Highway Traffic Safety administration or the US Department of Transportation. See complaint summary below.

Build Years/Makes/Models: 2006 NISSAN TITAN
Occurances:
Reference Number: 10203844
Summary: 2006 NISSAN TITAN BATTERY DIED WHILE DRIVING. CUSTOMER STATED THAT HE HAD NO PRIOR INDICATIONS BEFORE THE FAILURE. HE ASKED TO BE REIMBURSED FOR THE BATTERY . *KB THE CONSUMER STATED A BATTERY SHOULD LAST MORE THAN 11 MONTHS. *JB
Build Years/Makes/Models: 2006 NISSAN TITAN
Occurances:
Reference Number: 10203844
Summary: 2006 NISSAN TITAN BATTERY DIED WHILE DRIVING. CUSTOMER STATED THAT HE HAD NO PRIOR INDICATIONS BEFORE THE FAILURE. HE ASKED TO BE REIMBURSED FOR THE BATTERY . *KB THE CONSUMER STATED A BATTERY SHOULD LAST MORE THAN 11 MONTHS. *JB


2006 NISSAN TITAN
Occurances:
Reference Number: 10203844
Summary: 2006 NISSAN TITAN BATTERY DIED WHILE DRIVING. CUSTOMER STATED THAT HE HAD NO PRIOR INDICATIONS BEFORE THE FAILURE. HE ASKED TO BE REIMBURSED FOR THE BATTERY . *KB THE CONSUMER STATED A BATTERY SHOULD LAST MORE THAN 11 MONTHS. *JB
2006 NISSAN TITAN
Occurances:
Reference Number: 10203844
Summary: 2006 NISSAN TITAN BATTERY DIED WHILE DRIVING. CUSTOMER STATED THAT HE HAD NO PRIOR INDICATIONS BEFORE THE FAILURE. HE ASKED TO BE REIMBURSED FOR THE BATTERY . *KB THE CONSUMER STATED A BATTERY SHOULD LAST MORE THAN 11 MONTHS. *JB
2006 NISSAN TITAN BATTERY DIED WHILE DRIVING. CUSTOMER STATED THAT HE HAD NO PRIOR INDICATIONS BEFORE THE FAILURE. HE ASKED TO BE REIMBURSED FOR THE BATTERY . *KB THE CONSUMER STATED A BATTERY SHOULD LAST MORE THAN 11 MONTHS. *JB
CHECK WITH ANY DEALERSHIP AND GIVE THEM THE VIN NUMBER AND ASK IF THERE ARE ANY TSB'S FOR THIS VEHICLE IF THERE ARE THERE WILL BE FIXED AT NO COST TO YOU

Apr 14, 2011 | 2006 Nissan Titan

1 Answer

2003 Toyota Tundra goes dead


Have Battery tested for a bad cell

Dec 12, 2009 | 2003 Toyota Tundra

1 Answer

2003 Honda Accord. Dies when I try to put it in drive


you are having a problem with your alternator. the battery has a main purpose to start the vehicle, keep computer memory, and give power to electrical components when the key is in the on position. the alternator charges the battery and gives power to electrical components when the vehicle is running. now when you hit the brakes there was an extra load added to the alternator and if the car died then the alternator is running very weak and needs to be relace.

Nov 07, 2009 | Honda Accord Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Alternater trouble Mitsubishi Montero Sport 2003


ck the alternator cable from alternator to battery...also ck maxi fuse...

Jul 14, 2009 | 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4WD

2 Answers

Car lights flicker and radio dies, then car dies....


you have a bad ground wire connection find where your ground wires go into the frame and clean the connections on them the same thing happened to my 93 buik regal and i had it checked and thats all it was.

Feb 07, 2009 | 2000 Nissan Maxima

4 Answers

2000 Nissan Maxima Battery & Brake Light On


I thought this was free support. Apparently I was wrong. How did I fix it? Easy, I broke down on the freeway and got towed home on a flatbed! That was easy!!

Jul 30, 2008 | 2000 Nissan Maxima

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Mercury Mystique Logo

117 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mercury Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

64052 Answers

Fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5331 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21990 Answers

Are you a Mercury Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...