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93 lincoln towncar, 66k miles, replaced starter (was bad) now after crank-up, approx 10 min driving time, anti-lock light comes on then the a/c read-out goes crazy and then it dies. Then it won't start, slow turn over & clicking, battery appears dead, but lights are bright & still a false reading on dash & a/c. After a day or two will crank right up. Durning this time have tested/checked alternator, ok, tested/checked battery, ok, cleaned battery terminals & checked cables.. Disconnect battery to charge & will crank right up after reconnect. Swaped a/c relay with ecc relay & will repeat problem. This car is in very good condition & when it runs it runs very good. This is NOT your ordinary problem & have googled for all possible solutions... Give it your best shot...

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I'd check those fuses for voltage, when problem is ongoing. Those fuses are hot all the time, use a test lite. Did you check voltage drop on cables and wiring? Battery has a full charge and charging system is working correctly?
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it sounds like you have blown fuse to the Alternator.. I don't know what car you are talking about but they charging systems vary.. But if alternator isn't getting all the power it needs it won't charge. this should be checked.

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