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Car electrical completely died. No lights, no ignition, nothing. Had replaced battery day before, but the first battery was only a year old. What would cause this as even if the alternator went, it should not affect other interior lighting.

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SOURCE: interior lights on

Try disconnecting the negative battery cable for a minute or two. Then re-connect cable and start the car. Good luck.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Alternator checks good, battery checks good, after

You have a bad battery, replace it

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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SOURCE: I own a 91 Mercury

Has to be a cable connection issue of some sort. Check the other end of the battery cables, either the ground connection to the chassis, or power connection to the under hood fuse box. Could be that one of the battery cables has broken inside the insulation yet the connector looks good. Try using a cheap ohm-meter to see if there is a break in either cable ...keep looking!

Posted on Dec 23, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a 97 Sable

that's becasue the new abattery went dead because it was not charging. The battery light must be OFF to charge the battery. Take it back to whoever fixed it. May be a bad wire betwen battery & alternator too.

check the 175 amp mega fuse in the engine compartment.

cehck this ground for a good connection - G104
Left front fender near air cleaner

check the 20 amp fuse for the charging system. Fuse 26 in teh engine compartment fuse box.

Posted on Aug 16, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a 1997 mercury mystique. Battery fully charged, turn the key, absolutely nothing. In fact no power to anything, no interior lights, nothing. Battery is brand new

Its seems voltage regulator issue.Get the vehicles charging system inspected.

To troubleshoot these issue i suggest you few helpful links with solutions:---Click the link below:----

How to inspect Vehicles Alternator?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-inspect-vehicles-alternator.html

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How to Test Vehicles Alternator?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-test-vehicles-alternator.html

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How to Service Vehicles Alternator?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-service-vehicles-alternator.html

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How to Replace Alternator?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-replace-alternator.html

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How to monitor Vehicles charging system?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-monitor-vehicles-charging-system.html

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Car Alternator making noise?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/11/car-alternator-making-noise.html


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Car Alternator Working Intermittently?

http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-alternator-working-intermittently.html

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Car not starting or turning over indicates towards multiple possibilities. It can be issue with battery or weak battery. But if battery checks out ok, then it can be starter issue or faulty alternator or problem with low fuel pressure or no spark at spark plugs due to dirty spark plugs or faulty ignition coil or injectors getting cracked or dirty and needs to be cleaned.


To confirm the problem, the basic troubleshooting is required.



From start to end troubleshooting these problems I suggest you to check the help link below and follow its procedure: -----


Mostly all types of car no start problems are discussed here with solutions:---

CAR NO START: ENGINE NOT TURNING OVER:

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2012/11/car-no-start-engine-not-turning-over.html

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These will help.

Thanks.

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

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