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Code 12 How do you fix a low battery voltage or a vss (12 volts)

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  • mike Nov 07, 2012

    sorry for the delay,I checked the vss wires and this was not the issue. thanks

  • mike Nov 10, 2012

    Does any one have any suggestions

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A vss is a vehicle speed sense. the vehicle speed sense on a crown vic is at the rear axle. very simple to replace. you can test these with a multi meter, using the ohm setting. hook it up to both wires, and look for an open, then a short signal as the rear wheels spin. you will have to jack up the rear end to proform this test to determine if this is the issue

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what is the condition of the battery cables you are probably onto something about a ground but i dont think your ground issue is going to be at the batteries you may not have a good ground on the alternator. The next thing I would check is ... the alternator itself do you know that you are getting between 13.6 and 14.2 volts out of the alternator, a under charge or a overcharge condition both are bad for batteries.

I would check alternator output first if it is not within the above range you need to replace it

If the alternator is putting out in the range of 13.6 to 14.2 then you need to look elsewhere... you may have something draing the batteries overtime interior lights, electric brake controller for trailor brakes if equipped sound system if anything is getting power without going through a switched circuit this could also be your cause.

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