Question about 2002 Ford Taurus
Have had this problem a handfull of times, however, wiggled wires around battery, all was good. Had just turned car off for a few minutes, went to restart to leave, nothing. Wiggled wires, nothing. Let sit overnight. 6:30 a.m. next morning, started right up. Cut car off went back into house. About 1 p.m. was going to go to autozone to have battery checked to see if maybe bad cell. Wouldn't turn over again. Had neighbor try jumping, nothing. Took battery out and had tested. Battery good, battery wires tightened, etc. Nothing. Tried starting in neutral, nothing. Tried rocking car a bit, nothing. Suggestions from friends that aren't in the area that work on cars, helping with process of elimination, most suggesting starter. Help. Di
Just to the left of the battery is the main fuse junction box and below that under the manifold is the starter with the solenoid on top with the positive cable going to the starter check for a loose connection, and the battery ground sould be right there nearby the starter grounded to the block check it also. You could have a bad cable although it may look okay under the insulator the copper cable may be damaged test with a volt meter while moving the pos and neg cables at both ends.
Posted on Nov 05, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The reason car batteries do that is because the battery only runs your accessories and starts the car. The alternator runs the vehicle and charges the battery once it is started. If the battery is failing the charge provided by the alternator runs your accessories and the leftovercharge is displaced into the dead battery.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
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Your problem could be your starter relay. It could be internally damaged and causing the intermittent problem. Look in the junction box under the hood for it. If you have your factory manual,it will tell you the exact position of the relay.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
try over riding the starter relay on the fender ,it has one there right?. dont go to a mechanic yet. the engine aint seized. if it doesnt have this relay then i would get the alternator tested. if you want to test it yourself it can be costly for the right equip. autozone usually tests for free. i dont know were you live so if theres not an autozone. let me know if you cant get it tested.
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
okay try this....talk to your parts store and get a battery load tester, and find out if the battery is indeed dead. My guess is it sounds like the Altenator is dying. they are around 50-100 and can be install by a pro in minutes.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
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