Question about Ford Windstar
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!!!!
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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Hello and welcome to FixYa!
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.
You may try to reset it to by removing the positive battery
connector, letting it sit for at least 5mins. then reconnect it again. This
will reset the system and can get the battery light off.
Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!
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