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Ford Escape 2003 Have good battery charge but

Ford Escape 2003 Have good battery charge but during cold weather start after no start in a week, only get a clicking noise. no crank.

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New battery needed or a trickle charger when vehicle not being used

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

Testimonial: "Pushed it out our narrow drive and jump started it. Off to get battery tested/buy a new one. Thanks for the quick response."

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If you mean "no crank", possible starter issue. check for 12v at the starter signal lead during crank, replace starter if signal is good.

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Cold temperatures cause batteries to lose a great deal of current flow. Batteries use chemical reactions to create electric charge. The chemical reactions simply move slower at low temperatures. So, there really is just a minor problem here. I think if you buy a 2amp trickle charger and let it charge your battery at night before a cold morning start you'll find everything satisfactory. the charger will gently warm up and charge the battery. In the morning, the battery will be topped up and ready for a high-performance-required cold start. The charger is much less expensive than a new battery. But if your battery is more than 3 years old, you may consider getting a new one as yours has only about 25% of its life left.

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This sounds like an alternator problem. Places like O'Reily and Auto Zone can do a charging system test for free and let you know if you should replace the alternator.

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I believe that Ford had a RECALL NOTICE for this model (NHTSA Campaign #04V574000). I can't believe that you were charged $500 to "get it fixed"??? If it were me, I would contact the Ford District Rep and complain, complain, complain...
A trip to a different FORD dealership would be my next stop.
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Changed a bad alternator, new alternator woeks but won't always charge. VM says it's charging and good, so does Autozonw machine but the battery icon keeps flashing. Really stumpped. 2004 Ford Truck...


check your battery make sure it is able to take a charge. ,if the amps are good check your connection, from altenantor to battery. check voltage drops, battery drains. Your problem most likley seems to be
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It depends on where you live. the colder environments you want high cold cranking amps. warmer climates dont require high cold cranking amps.. A buy 750 amps or higher for my cars. I live in Oklahoma. It can get below zero here. If you want a quality battery remember this. Batteries are made by two different companies regardless of the sticker on the battery. The highest quality batteries weigh more. Optima are the best, but cost $120 and up.

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