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Driving and odi mentor went out then she turned it off ,well not crank over or anything I jumped it and it started but won't go in gear turned off started it again it worked. And hour later she went somewhere and on hyw it did it again she turned it off ,I tired to jump it again well not crank over won't do nothing.
Hi Lawrence, I'm glad to help!
This is a shot in the dark Lawrence, but I'm going to give it shot anyway. It sounds like to me that sense you are having to jump-start the vehicle, that the Alternator is not charging the system enough to keep the engine running. Put a battery charger on the battery and charge it up. Then take the charger off the battery on connect a Volt Meter and see if you have a full 12 volts or more, if you do then while the meter is still attached start the engine and see if the meter is reading 13 volts or above IF IT ISN'T then you may need an alternator or power to the alternator is bad. If the alternator is not charging properly then you'll watch the voltage continue to drop until the car dies. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Lawrence.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had a 2002 model 1.4 Fiesta, same problem Engine management light or
ECA, electronic accelaration Control (EAC), it needs a ford dealer to do
a computer diagnostic, most likely that it will need replaced.
Mt friend who is a mechanic for ford said that it was a common factory fault and is very common in 1.4 zetec /duratec petrol models.
I now have a 2007 Fusion and was quick to see if this problem had been sorted on this model, and it has!!
Hope this helps!!
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
Battery is dead... get a volt meter, jump the car and with the car running on its own power check the voltage, anything less than 12v could point to an alternator but a new battery is a better place to start. put it to you this way if the car shuts off while driving, then its your alt, and if its fine wen drivin but wont start back up... its all battery
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
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