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Starting problem A couple years ago we gave our daughter our 1995 Windstar for her and her three babies. Its got the 3.8 with 110,000 miles. Its always ran great but last week she took it to the store and when she came out from the store it wouldn't start. It'll crank and seems like it fires once and then that's it. It will crank but that's it. I got home and had it towed home. I found the top of the battery was wet from something and the terminals were pretty corroded so I cleaned everything off really well and wife brushed the terminals and inside the clamps so everything was shinny and clean. I got in and turned the key and walla, she started right away like nothing was wrong. Yesterday we went out into the country to get a Christmas tree and you got it, it wouldn't start ( and its still out there). Same symptoms but when it was running yesterday I did notice a small amount of surging of the rpm but nothing significant.. Any recommendations? Thanks Jeff

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Yeah!! replace battery and then have alternator checked at your local auto zone or advance for free!! sounds like you have a dead cell or battery that is about to explode on your hands!! If its a bad cell then its could be jus a bad battery or not getting proper charge or if its leaking from the top it could be getting an over charge from a bad alternator!! We know your battery is bad! Fix first issue and then have charging system tested for free to make sure alternator is ok!! the regulator in your alternator could be stuck and jus flooding your battery with power!! THNX

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