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1995 Ford Thunderbird. Car will lose power if the engine does not rev. The battery doesn't charge when stuck in traffic or at a stoplight. Replaced battery and alternator. Constantly have to keep battery on a charger of if in stop and go traffic the car will cut out. Worse when stuck in traffic and running radio or air conditioner.

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The alternator is what makes the battery light come on, it is telling you the alternator is not charging the battery

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SOURCE: 1999 ford escort zx2 alternator works brand new battery but battery isnt charging !

you will have to check the voltage whith the engine running .should be 13.6 or better

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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Stecorbett:

May I suggest that you drive your car to one of the major auto stores and they can and will check your alternator for you to make sure it is good/bad.These places like AutoZone do this all the time. They do not charge for the check out. (Of course they are hoping that if you need a part you will buy it from them.

One other suggestion. If you do need a new alternator, get a rebuilt one. It is cheaper and most always comes with a warranty.

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Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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SOURCE: 1993 Ford Thunderbird- New battery & alternator & car won't start

listen buddy i had the same exact problem. I have a 93 thunderbird as well. what it is is your starter. it is located underneath yourengine kind of right beside the right tire well. its an easy fix and its not to expensive.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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the idle air control valve is responsible for engine idle.
this is a common failure on ford's. but I don't think yours is bad because it does idle high befor it dies.
you stated you had codes p0171 and p0174 these are lean codes for bank one and two, you said you found a vacuum leak and repaired it, the vacuum leak was mostly likely the cause of the lean codes, however the pcm has calibrated the fueling stategy for this lean mixture, what you need to do is erase the KAM "keep alive memory" this is done by unhooking the negative battery cable for 60 seconds, this is the only way to erase the KAM the $6000.00 machine I use wont even do it.

once the KAM is clean the computer will go into a relearn state and all operating values will be adjusted for the vehicles current condition, during this relearn session the vehicle may have some driveability issues (low or high idle, stalling, poor fuel economy) the relearn should complete within 10 minutes of idling and then 10 minutes of driving.

good luck and keep me updated

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Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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