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Electrical problems

Modern luxury cars have very complex computers that require a certain amount of energy to maintain the memory. At autoparts stores they use a device called a memory minder when changing batteries. it is a 9 volt that keeps the computer from resetting when the battery disconnects. I had a friend with a bmw 7 series and he disconnected the battery without a memory minder and the car wouldnt work right. idling low no idrive navigation system, no acceleration, etc. many car computers will relearn the necessary lost data after being started and turned off a few times 4 to 6. I have done this for many cars and it had worked on newer fords, jaguars, bmws, and others.

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Changed the battery in my 1998 vw beattle and the radio won't come on

Go to your local V W agent and they can supply you with the security number for your radio, this is a safety precaution, next time plug in a memory minder before removing the battery, this is common with all modern vehicles. Hope this is of some help. Bryan NZ.

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I changed the battery in my 2005 F150 super crew today. Now when i let off of the accelerator it chokes down and shuts off. Not sure what the problem could be. it happened riding down the road and idling...

Hello, This happens alot. To fix this, you need to fully charge the new battery before you install it. Although you have a 12Volt system, the battery needs to be at 13.2 to 13.6Volts for a full charge.

You will find that the battery can quit charging even at 70MPH. The reason for this problem appears to be a combination of two features on Ford vehicles. The Battery minder is an automatic cutoff Feature for when headlights or another drain exists in the system. The Battery minder makes a mistake and reads the charging of the low battery as a drain and disconnects the charging system. The other Feature is the Anti-Theft control, which can reduce Starter voltage and interfere with other electronics to make sure your truck does not go far if stolen.

Even if you jump start a Ford with a low battery, it can automatically disconnect the charging circuit within 2 or 3 minutes of removal of the jumper cables, unless the residual Voltage reads a full charge.

I hope my solution is very helpful to you. If you have a Voltmeter on your dash, glance at it once in awhile until this problem disappears.

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I have a ford focus 1.8 which has intermittent engine cut outs, the battery light will flicker when slowing down and the engine will cut out. We have tried changing the battery and asked Ford dealership...

Hello, When you install a different Battery, make sure it is charged to 13.2V-!3.6V. The problem you are having is in a lot of Ford products. It is a combination of the Anti-theft and the Battery Minder. Even with a jump-charge or a Battery charger attached while the engine runs, once you disconnect the boost, the charging circuit will cutout within 3 minutes. People have stalled at 70MPH with a dead Battery.

In the older Models what you describe would be a lazy Voltage Regulator. But with the Models with a Battery Minder, a drain on the system disconnects the power even if the drain is the running engine. Also check the wires coming off of the Alternator; sometimes if there is a metal line, the wire can chaff and discharge and trigger the other problems.

Would appreciate knowing what finally fixed this problem for you.

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2003 ford expedition, 5.4L 4x4, it has spark, has fuel, no codes in computer, new battery died along the road. turns over but will not start, the starter seems to be laboring while turning and drops from...

Okay, seen this before and its part of the Antitheft system or Power Minder system.. You need to pull out the new battery and charge it to at least 13.2 Volts. A fully charged Battery goes from 13.2 to 13.4 Volts. The Antitheft system and Power Minder will actually disconnect the charging circuit while you are driving. It takes a certain minimum voltage to keep the charging circuit working.

I have jump-starter similar trucks and even if you have a Battery charger running, within 5 minutes of removing the Boost, the charging circuit will default and the Battery will discharge. The 7 Volts is about 1 Volt more than we had to our Starter.. The Power Minder system reads the discharge from the low Battery voltage and kills the power circuit to save the Battery drain. The Antitheft wants to kill the Starter for theft protection.

Someone should open a case with the NHTSA on this. But replacing a Battery is so random to Battery life expiration that the Engineering problem will be overlooked. I hope my solution is very helpful to you, but about all you can do is Zap the battery to the Max. The underlying problems will remain underlying until Ford does a TSB on this.

Jan 29, 2011 | 2003 Ford Expedition

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