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Battery loosing charge

I brought a ford escort a while back,last week i was out at night and it was raining,i had my wipers,lights,stereo and heating on .i parked up and went to restart the car and the battery was flat.brought a new battery and got home but a day later the seatbelt light came on and the engine started to die and splutter.the battery was flat again?

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If you can drive it to Autozone,they will test your alternator for free,only takes a minute.Here's a link on how to remove your alternator.

Posted on Jan 05, 2013

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SOURCE: 1999 ford escort zx2 alternator works brand new battery but battery isnt charging !

you will have to check the voltage whith the engine running .should be 13.6 or better

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Sound like the car is not recharging the battery as you drive. Take it to a different shop and ask them to test the alternator and entire charging system as well as the battery.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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SOURCE: 1999 ford escort zx2 alternator works brand new battery but battery isnt charging !

Stecorbett:

May I suggest that you drive your car to one of the major auto stores and they can and will check your alternator for you to make sure it is good/bad.These places like AutoZone do this all the time. They do not charge for the check out. (Of course they are hoping that if you need a part you will buy it from them.

One other suggestion. If you do need a new alternator, get a rebuilt one. It is cheaper and most always comes with a warranty.

Hope this helps Good luck Loringh PS please take a moment to give me a rating


Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: battery goes dead

You need to Check out the Alternator.

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SOURCE: 1994 Ford Escort dies at stops

I had the same problem a year ago. I problem was that the intake manifold gasket had a small hole and it was causing the computer to constantly change the air to fuel ratio. The constant changing cause the engine to die at stops.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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