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"Altenor & Battery

Battery light stays on and won't hold a charge. Trac light comes on - hands on dials on dash go crazy and car dies -

I was told that my problem is the alternator but, when an alternator was installed - the same problem happened again. Could I have gotten a bad alternator or is something else wrong?

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  • agnesar2 Apr 15, 2009

    The car had been in the shop to get the rear end replaced. Once this was done, the air suspension stopped working, the car would not raise back up, so the mechanic disconnected the battery for a while hoping the car computer would reset itself and suspension system would start working. That did not happen. They tried disconnecting the battery in hopes that once connected the computer would reset itself. When I got the car to another place to fix the problem, he discovered that the alternator was bad. Once this was done and I was on my way home, the car stopped and would not start again, this happened twice, the car was towed three times in one day. I am trying to figure out what the problem may be.

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    check the connections at the battery and have the battery load tested. It may have a dead cell.


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I had the same exact problem on my 1995 lincoln after I had a stereo installed,and what I found was that the battery cable come from the battery on the positive side going to the (igniton relay)I'm not sure what its exactly called but it's mounted on the passenger fenderwell,well the nut was loose because the installer forgot to tighten it down before the car left the shop.So when I got in my car and went to start it, the connection was just strong enough to start but once the car was driving down the road and hitting bumps in the road causing it to become disconnected and the dash cluster started going crazy because the connection was making contact then coming off then make contact again and so on.......I hope this helps.

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