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1996 Taurus Wagon - Intermittant electrical drain while running

I have a 1996 Ford Taurus Wagon with a 3.0 liter engine that my step daughter drives. The air conditioner clutch seized and we had the compressor removed and replaced by an idler before she started driving it. Now on occasion when she is driving it the lights will dim, the radio will fade out, the speedometer and gages will all drop to zero. If she shuts the car off it will not restart. This has happened twice since August. When I jumped started it the first time it ran fine until it happened again today. When I jumped it tonight it started right up but when I disconnected the cables it died like it had no electrical power. When I jumped it again and left it connected for a couple of minutes it ran fine. The second time I moved the disconnected AC plugs and checked some of the alternator connections to see if they were tight. Could it be the unconnected AC plugs? We've owned the car for 7 years and it never happened before we had the compressor removed.

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I would have the alternator and the battery tested for proper operation, Kragen auto and other chain auto part stores do this for free.

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