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HELP: so yesterday got off work and went to the car its a 2000 mustang and it woulnt start got it to start it was fine and im driven but soon as i turn on my headlights or anything really i tryd them all when i got home but lights are the worst all the gauges start goin nuts and the car feels like its goin to die its a stick so at one point it did and all the lights were dim i checkd the baterry and starter and alternator there all fine .. I read a form about the theft light and when it gose off the key could be bad havent got a new key but if i dont turn the lights on everythings ok i really think i need a new battery even tho it tested fine and i gatta fix this plz help or email me bcas120@gmail.com thx

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It is possible that the battery has a dead cell. It will check OK and recharge but will not hold the charge very long

Posted on Apr 25, 2013

  • brandon brown Apr 25, 2013

    It could be a bad cell but its holding charge and tested fine and i was thinking battry also but i dont wanna replace inless its gannafix.forsure

  • brandon brown Apr 25, 2013

    It could be a bad cell but its holding charge and tested fine and i was thinking battry also but i dont wanna replace inless its gannafix.forsure thank you for some help

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