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Dead battery. I've been through an experience with my 1998 Ford Taurus. The battery went dead in March, 2008. I replaced it, but the car engine didn't run smooth; so, I let the car sit. I got back in the car and tried to start it again in September, 2008. The battery was dead. So, I got another battery. When I was taking out the dead batter, a nub on the cable on the + side of the battery opened up. I notice it was a fuse holder. I checked the fuse. It was burned out. I went and bought a new 30 amp fuse and put it in. Then I installed the new battery. I've been driving the car ever since. I don't know what the fuse is for, but the car runs fine.

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Here is a link to the factory owners manual, the info about the fuse is in the manual.

http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pubs/content/~WO1TAU/~MUS~LEN/41/01tauog1e.pdf

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

  • Ellen Wagner Dec 30, 2013

    the battery is not dead, or even weak. this is an intermittant problem that temporarily resolves itself if i wiggle the cable. The cable ends at the battery terminals are quite secure,

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