Question about Ford Escort

1 Answer

The 12 volt battery(LUCAS 065/3) on my FORD FIESTA 1100cc is 4 years old, in that time i have only driven 1,600 miles as my journeys are usually very local. I make sure i use the car twice a week to keep it ticking over. Last week (Sat) i went on a round trip of 20 miles in traffic. The next day (Sun) when i went to start the car nothing happened it was dead flat. I removed the battery charged it for 3 hours only. The car started first time, i then drove 1 mile parked for 4 hours and drove back home 1 mile. The next day (Mon) thebattery was dead flat again,so i re-charged it for 15 hours, following the instructions on my charger. (Tue) it started straight away i drove it 1 mile, parked for 6 hours, then drove home but when i tried to start the car on (Wed) it was dead flat again. I have just re-charged the battery over night. Started the car. I have undone the terminals to the battery to see if the charge drains out of the battery without it being attached to the car.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Ford Master
  • 11,800 Answers

Running so few miles has accelerated the aging of the battery - the battery never had a chance to fully recharge in such small trips -  so now you have to replace it a year sooner than usual.
Just replace it.

Posted on Aug 28, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you, I will follow your advice a.s.a.p. Your advice has been excellant and the response was within minutes of posting my question."

  • Bryon Nagle
    Bryon Nagle Apr 22, 2014

    make sure every thing is off in the car could be draining the battery

×

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

When is the cambelt on a ford fiesta 1.0 eco boost likely to need changing?


about 150.000 miles or roughly ten years old depending on local climate

Sep 02, 2017 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

12 volt battery light illuminated


Faulty charging system for the 12 volt system check altenator or drive belt for slippage

Nov 07, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why on my Ford Fiesta 1.4 2006 model after about driving 6kM does the analogue speedo dial stops reading and then after a couple of kM's after that the digital display goes blank?


I think you just have a failed dash display module, the whole thing is just a computer that takes info from sensors and converts it to readable analog data like speed, miles driven and so on for engine functions.

Jun 27, 2016 | 2006 Ford Fiesta 1.4

3 Answers

I cant get my 98 ford explorer to start and my battery wont charge .I need to no why


Battery is probably bad- try a another one! (Make sure terminals are clean, too).

Nov 05, 2014 | 1998 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

P1000 code on my ford f350 I've driven it 4 times


It depends on how you drive the truck. The computer has lost its memory, usually from disconnecting the battery. Once that happens, the truck has to be driven in various conditions before the memory is relearned.
In most cases, you have to do some highway and city driving AFTER the engine is up to normal temp. Usually 40 or 50 miles of each is enough. And not all in the same trip either.

Apr 30, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

When I try to start my car, the battery turns on but my engine won't turn over. What does that usually mean?


My friend, the battery is on all of the time. You don't turn it on and off. If the car fails to start, it could be a problem with a safety interlock system, a failed start solenoid or a weak battery. I am leaning toward a failed start solenoid in your 14 year old car. There is a safety switch on the clutch if manual shift, on the gear selector if automatic and possibly other places as well.

With a volt meter, place the red probe on the starter side of the solenoid (the cable opposite the battery side) and the black probe on ground. Of course you will set your meter to DC at some voltage higher than 12 volts. Have someone turn the key and try to start the car. If you get a reading of 12 volts, I would suspect the starter. If there is no reading, I would suspect the solenoid. While you have the volt meter out, check the voltage of the battery. It should be at least 11 Volts and maybe as high as 13 with the engine not running. With the engine running, expect to see as high as 15 1/2 volts.

May 31, 2011 | 1997 Ford Taurus

2 Answers

What is the fuel consumption for a toyota spacio model 1998?


There are a few websites that have the official fuel consumption information for a new vehicle. Just google "1998 toyota spacio specs" and you can look it up.

The consumption you will achieve on one of these cars (now 12 years old with lots of miles driven) depends upon:
1. how they are driven; and
2. how they are mechanically maintained; and
3. running sufficiently high tyre pressures to minimise rolling resistance; and
4. the octane rating of fuel used and whether or not it is an ethanol blended fuel.(You will need to consume more fuel for the same distance traveled if using an ethanol blended versus a straight non-ethanol fuel).

A poorly maintained vehicle will usually give poor fuel economy as will one that is driven hard.

Jan 15, 2011 | Toyota Corolla Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The battery Light came on in my 97 Voyager. I checked the battery terminals and cleaned them. They seemed like they were in good shape. The battery light is still on. While the van is running, I get...


alternator fault, 12.6 should be min on fully charged battery 14.v min should be when the engine is running. when engine is turned off the battery should hang around 13.6 volts and drop steady to 12.6- 12.8 volts and stay there. faulty or damaged battery can damage the alternators regulator. or the bushes in the alternator. also check the earth from the alternator housing to the shell and battery and same with the positive wire from the alternator to the battery, battery should last 5 years but no more some don't even last 3 years, alternator that depends on how meany miles you do or not do as not meany miles the battery is always on charge and use from lights etc that put strain on the alternator. if you dont do meany miles put a larger battery on the vehicle, this will use less power to start the engine so the alternator can re charge on shorter journeys.

Sep 03, 2017 | 1997 Plymouth Voyager

1 Answer

I only have 45K on my 99 Acura TL. I am planning a cross country trip through desert. Should I have timing belt replaced? Car is 11 years old, and manual suggest replacement at 8 years.


i think it could last, factory says every 105,000 miles even though the car is 11 years old it hasn't been driven for all those years, remember on average you put 10-15,000 miles on a car yearly, so your car is missing like 85,000 miles on it which is like the car wasnt being driven for 8 of those years

Jul 01, 2009 | 2001 Acura 3.2TL

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

371 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...