Question about 2003 Ford Windstar
So many issues! Battery died while driving a few weeks ago. Battery is only 4 months old. Replaced alternator and worked fine for a few weeks and then died while driving again yesterday. Found positive battery wire had melted on top of alternator where it connects to alternator. Many other electrical shorts as well like lights flickering door lights on, abs lights on etc. some long term some new problems. Help!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you replaced the alternator and you have checked all fushes and wires. you most likly recieved bad alt. I would take it off and have it tested.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
the battery light has nothing to do with the battery, it indicates that the charging system (which is the alternator) is not producing enough power to cancel the light in the dash, have Autozone or Kragen test the charging system again, the rebuilt alternator may be defective that u just installed or a connector to it has a bad connection.
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
SOURCE: Battery won't hold charge
My 2002 Ford Escape had a similar issue later in 2006. My alternator died and I needed replacement. After replacing, the light would come on and off at times. When everything running (i.e. radio, air conditioner, driving lights) and tocuh electric windows up the power would lower and sometimes battery light on dashboard would come up. Original mechanic could find out what was going on and I lived for 2-3 years with it.
This past August 2009 after a long trip (i.e. 8 hours or so) my battery died. Brought to a auto parts place and they determined it was the baterry and the alternator. Since I was back on my home town I went to a good friend that is a mechanic and he fixed it for real.
He had a similar issue with three different Escapes coming back with alternator or baterry or both death. He found out that Ford has an official report for Escapes that when this happens the electric fan behind the radiator are short circuiting, affect direclty the baterry and alternator killing them, and needs replacement.
Try this and may work for you.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
you have a voltage drop.fine the damaged wire going fro mthe positive terminal of your battery to your alternator.fix this or it will keep working the alternator and draining your battery.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
I think you just got a bad battery right from the get go,One quick way to check if your Alt, is good,Pull the pos,+ wire off with the car running if it keeps running then its good, A bad battery is not uncommon The dealer should have tested your Alt, when they put your new battery in,
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
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