Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Ford escape alternator

Driving vehicle and power went out in dash and no lights. pulled over and car died. Battery cable was loose. Placed cable back on and tightened. Car started up and then died. Removed battery and charged. Car started but battery not charging. Is this the alternator and are there any fuses that should have been checked?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Cheetah:

    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

  • Expert
  • 90 Answers

Place a voltmeter on the battery and read it before and after it starts. If it shows an increase in voltage, then the alternator is working. The voltage goes down as the battery becomes fully charged. Many garages will check it for free.

Posted on Nov 24, 2013

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

SOURCE: Charging problem.. Wont charge battery

The instructions for installing a new alternator usually read to fully charge the battery (12.3 - 12.8 volt range). Otherwise, the alternator will be damaged when it initializes. I have seen some extreme damage result from installing a new alternator with a low-charge battery. The torque required to turn an alternator when damaged in this scenario is unbelieveable!

Posted on May 02, 2009

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: I have a 2004 Hyundai elantra. When driving all my

I am having the same problem with my 2004 Elantra. I have had the alternator tested twice and did replace the battery. This morning I had it running ad put a volt meter on it ( red to the battery pos black to the engine block) I did get a reading of 14 volts for about 30 seconds then the idle lowered and the voltage dropped to 12 volts. I tried this again later but could not get a voltage reading above 12 volts with the motor running. Any suggestions?

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

mecanica03
  • 917 Answers

SOURCE: battery light ford 2003 escape battery died short in main ig.

yes , repair the alternator

Posted on Jul 30, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you I am having it replaced along with the Serpentine belt which has 220K miles orig."

dcramer531
  • 1654 Answers

SOURCE: Saab 93 1.9 tid warning

The easiest way to check is with the car running, disconnect the positve side of the battery, if the car dies, then it is the altenator, if the car keeps running then it is the battery. If you have a volt ohm meter, check the chrge going to the battery you should get between 12 and 14 volts if it is lower than 12 you have an altenator issue. the altenator should always produce enough to charge the battery and run the car at the same time, if not then the battery wears down.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: 95 nissan pickup wont start

sounds like real dirty connections or broken wire somewhere try cleaning first

Posted on Jul 08, 2013

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2005 ford escape dies while driving along. dash goes dead but horn still works


Go to your power distribution box under the hood disconnect the battery by taking both cables off now go to the box and take off the nut and disconnect the cable clean the connection and reattach then clean the battery cables do not use a wire brush just alcohol or brake parts cleaner the brush will take away the metal/lead and make everything loose the connections need to be tight

Nov 18, 2016 | 2005 Ford Escape

1 Answer

I have an 03 ford escape and manage pretty well under the hood, but i can't figure out why my battery keeps losing its charge and stalling the car. The alternator is about eight months old and still tests...


Yeah, these battery drains are the worst. Try this: Turn everything off in the car. Make sure everything is as off as you can get it. (Get the code for the stereo ready.) Now disconnect the negative battery cable end clamp from the negative battery post. Hook up a 12V test light (a spare tail light bulb will work) between the naked negative battery post and the negative cable end you just disconnected. Does the light glow brightly? If so, you have a short some where that is draining your battery down. (If the light glows faintly, that is okay as a small amount of current is needed to power the clock and some memory functions. ) To find the short, pull fuses one at a time until the light goes out. The problem is on one of the circuits protected by the last fuse pulled. From there, use a wiring diagram and the test light to sort out the circuits and find the short. When you connect the battery cable back up, you may need a code to get an anti-theft stereo to work again.

Feb 08, 2011 | Ford Escape Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2005 freestyle - charging system light came on and dash lights went crazy. Car would not start-headlights and dash lights would not go out.


SOUND LIKE ALTERNATOR PROBLEMS CHECK BATTERY CABLES. MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAN AND TIGHT.CHECK DRIVE BELT MAKE SURE ITS NOT LOOSE OR DAMAGED.IF ALL LOOKS GOOD CHECK ALTERNATOR VOLTAGE OUT PUT AT BATTERY WITH CAR RUNNING.BATTERY VOLTAGE SHOULD BE 13.5 - 14.5 VOLTS. IF NOT ALTERNATOR IS FAULTY.

Sep 09, 2010 | 2005 Ford Freestyle

1 Answer

While driving car looses power and will die.unable to start .turning ignition on,no lights to instrument panel and radio,horn or lights.


The alternator is not charging ,replace it,and charge the battery back up with a low 2 amp charger to get a good deep charge.

May 04, 2010 | 2002 Ford Escape

1 Answer

I own a 2006 3.0 v6 ford escape this past few weeks the battery light indicator lights intermittently sometimes lasting for a minute or more i had it checked to ford service centers and bad enough they...


How is the alternator belt? There might be a loose connection at the battery, alternator, ground cable. Without a lot of detail, there are 1 way diodes in alternators, when the diodes go bad, the current will go the way it's not to, when this happens, it powers the light in the dash. Try wiggling the connectors, maybe that would make the light come on, if there is a bad connection.

Mar 07, 2010 | 2006 Ford Escape

2 Answers

Why would my battery light stay on my 2002 escape


The light indicates that the battery is receiving insufficient charge voltage from the alternator. Take the car to an autoparts store and have the alternator output checked. Most parts stores will do the test for free. Sorry for your trouble and I hope this helped. Best wishes.

Sep 24, 2009 | Mazda Tribute Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Battery won't hold charge


My 2002 Ford2.gif Escape had a similar issue later in 2006. My alternator died and I needed replacement. After replacing, the light would come on and off at times. When everything running (i.e. radio2.gif, air conditioner, driving lights) and tocuh electric windows up the power would lower and sometimes battery light on dashboard would come up. Original mechanic could find out what was going on and I lived for 2-3 years with it.

This past August 2009 after a long trip (i.e. 8 hours or so) my battery died. Brought to a auto parts place and they determined it was the baterry and the alternator. Since I was back on my home town I went to a good friend that is a mechanic and he fixed it for real.

He had a similar issue with three different Escapes coming back with alternator or baterry or both death. He found out that Ford has an official report for Escapes that when this happens the electric fan behind the radiator are short circuiting, affect direclty the baterry and alternator killing them, and needs replacement.

Try this and may work for you.

Aug 21, 2009 | 2002 Ford Escape

1 Answer

2004 Ford Escape Electrical problem


Wen you put back the battery on i think that you mist a groud wire that was on your groud cable or a power wire +try this and good luck

Apr 15, 2017 | 2004 Ford Escape

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

81 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

77544 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

14398 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...