Question about 1996 Ford Contour
My1996 ford contour runs for about 5-10 minuts then the electrical system shuts down as if the battery was dieing. then after the car sits for 5-10 minutes the power returns and car starts only to repeat scenario again. I have replaced both the batery and the alternator with no change to symptoms.
Ford has a technical service bulletin out that may fit your concern.
The charging system indicator may illuminate or vehicle may not start. This may be caused by a discharged battery due to a poor electrical connection at the generator terminal.
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
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