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2002 Ford Windstar not starting after new alternator and new battery

Driving home on Monday, all the instrument lights and door chimes came on. Got home and couldn't restart. Took to the mechanic and replaced alternator and new battery on Tuesday. Battery light came on intermittently until today and remained on. On the way home from work the abs, brake and air bag lights came on, no blinkers, made it home and the thing wouldn't start again. Which direction do I tell my mechanic to go? I can't keep putting $400 into this thing!! I am unbelievably frustrated right now. Please help!!!!

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    Staci Yocom Oct 10, 2013

    I have replaced the alternator and have a new battery. How would I flash the PCM? Where would the relays or fuses be located that might need replacing?

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It could be a defective alt, i worked at a dealership and it happens maybe 1 every 30 times of replacing them. its just one of those things

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As a first course of action, I strongly suggest that you have the battery charged. It can be an indication of a weak battery or a faulty alternator. If the battery light still on after charging then the problem will surely be on the alternator itself. If that's the case the alternator should be replaced to resolve the problem.


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