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My 96 lincoln started having problems with the interior lights staying on all the time, then the drivers side window did not work, then the power steering was operating intermittenly and then stopped working, then the power door locks stop working, then the car stalled and would not turn on. All the power was drained. I believe that the battery was not being recharged by the alternator and when the car used up the battery everything then shutdown. I bought a new battery and moved it but the battery light was on. I then disconnected the battery cable and left it alone. should I start the car and disconnect the positive battery cable and see if the alternator is charging the battery or could this complicate things?

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I had this problem with my 97 continental. Spray WD-40 on the door latches, then open & close a few times. This shoula solve the problem. You may have to repeat this to work.

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It is a bad idea to disconnect the battery of a running car. If the alternator is working it can destroy virtually any electric component that is on. Alot of shops and some auto parts stores offer free charging/starting system tests.(they sell more baterries and alternators)

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