Question about 1998 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

My car battery light came on my power died to all electronics. I put in a new battery in the car and now it wont start. I get a sound like a clicking.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 667 Answers

If you have a clicking sound, with a new battery you have dirty battery connections. Clean both the positive and negitave terminals and connectors, and try again. If you battery light is on and the engine is running, check your altenator. Hope this helps, let me know.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

  • timsvictory Aug 04, 2010

    I did clean them both, with a brush, I will try again. Battery light is still on.

  • Jeff Hammack
    Jeff Hammack Aug 05, 2010

    Also check the wires at the terminals right where they connect, it could be corroded there as well.

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

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 expert 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 repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

New battery In mercedes no power


I'm not a car mechanic, but, it sounds like you might want to check the fuse to the ignition switch, and, if that fails, it might be a problem with the Start Safety Switch on the transmission. Good luck.

May 02, 2017 | Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cars & Trucks

4 Answers

Reversed polarity on jump start. now wont go into gear or hold charge


OLder cars YEs you can jump it without a battery. But in newer cars that use computers and advanced Eltronic ignition/timing/ful injection you have to have power to the cars computer. without a good battery the car will not run.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Renault CAN Clip

Feb 01, 2013 | 2001 Kia Rio

2 Answers

New battery. abs, battery and service engine lights come on. all headlights and tails flicker and car dies and wont start. jump it let it warm up and doesnt do it for awhile. then at some point it does it...


These are all signs of a bad alternator. The car is running off of only the battery. The alternator charges the battery and keeps the car running. When the alternator quits charging the car will run fine until the battery dies. Then you can jump the battery and charge it, and the car will run fine until all of the electronics and lights run the battery down again.

Jan 25, 2011 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix

3 Answers

Battery light and brake light were on, card wont


Nissan truns the brake and battery light on when there is a charging issue. When you say it wont start does that means it craks or no? If it does not crank I would attempt to charge the battery then try to start it and check the charging system.

Feb 18, 2010 | 1996 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

I was driving down the road, car started acting like it wasnt getting any power so i pulled into a parking lot, put car in park, it idled rough for about a minute, then the battery light popped on and car...


sounds like your altenator is bad. it will bring down your battery. your serpintine belt could also be bad and slipping. my bet is the altenator went bad and your batteru is now bad also. replace both and you should be good to go

Nov 29, 2009 | 2003 Pontiac Grand Am

1 Answer

My car started dying and now hasnt enough charge to start


sound like bad battery cables.replace them.the positive battery cable is old and have a lot of resistance not allowing power to the alternator to charge battery.if battery cable good check alternator connector wires.make sure they are not damage also check alternator fuse and fuse link.turn off radio before removing battery wires so you wont lose radio code.

Nov 29, 2009 | 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse

1 Answer

Wont start


SOUND LIKE IT MIGHT BE DODGY ALTERNATOR YOU CAN BUY A ALTERNATOR TESTER FROM HALFORD. AND CHECK ALL CONNETION FOR WERE PARTICALLY THE BATTERY CONNECTION

Jan 27, 2009 | 1986 Toyota Tercel

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Ford Taurus Logo

Related Topics:

108 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76070 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5520 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...