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My 1998 Ford escort

My airbag light in my 1998 ford escort stays on constantly and i have replaced my battery 3 times and they die within 3 days. I have had the alternator tested and it was fine. What could be the problem?

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  • Marizinha Jan 11, 2009

    I have not my alternator tested, but I have kind of the same problem, I was driving my 1998 ford escort everything was fine when the lights started to fade away... the air bag light went on , off and started to flash....the car just died....I jump started and worked but when I turned the lights on died again, so I figure could be the alternator...but decided to check the battery first...my battery was pretty old so I just got a new one, the car started right away, I drove for a couple days then died again....I have to take the car to a mechanic ...the problem is my mechanic is out of town...I do not really know any other here... But i am pretty sure is the alternator...Does somebody has an opinion? It is too expensive to have it fixed?
    Please help!

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    The airbag light is staying on

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It's probably your Clock Spring in your steering column. It's a tape strip of wires behind your steering wheel and if it snapped (which happens very easily) than your blinkers would not shut of automatically(when you turn them on you have to turn them off as well) your airbag light comes on and ceases to work, and most of the time your horn shuts down too. I've had that problem with two of my cars. A 1998 Ford Escort and a 2000 Kia Sephia (Which I dont recommend anyone purchasing. A recall was made on that car because it couldnt have a set of brake pads last more than a month. Sometimes the rotors had to be replaced as well.) Anywho. Have you mechanic look at that or go purchase one and put it in yourself.

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