Question about 2005 Ford Five Hundred
I'm pretty sure I need a new battery, I'm looking to see how many cold cranking amps I need, minimum and maximum, what is recommended.
I had a similar problem with the brake light, but also have a problem with the information display doing odd things, the driver's door window going down when requesting UP, and the car not starting.
Regarding the car not starting: I replaced the battery two months ago and the old battery that I took out continues to hold a charge (I replaced it because I thought there might have been some intermittent problem - not likely, I know, but it was eight years old).
After two months with the new battery I have needed help starting it twice. Today the vehicle wouldn't start (30 degrees outside temp) so I got a tow to my mechanic. Previous trips to him yielded nothing because the problem is intermittent.
All these problems are intermittent. Maybe more money from the Federal gov't will help design a car that works.
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
I have a similar situation but it turns out that I am also having an unsolved problem with my 2005 Ford 500 electrical system. Although it could be due to a weak battery I have reason to believe that its root cause that something is wrong with the brake light system. Sometimes when I drive the brake lights stay on and other times they don't. Yesterday, with my foot off the brake pedal (in Park) the brake lights would stay on until I lifted the brake pedal. Today, I can not get it to repeat the symptom nor could an expert auto technican find the problem within several minutes. The battery has been tested and found to have 40% of its life(?) remaining.
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You can buy a battery with as many cca as you like as long as the battery fits your battery box. The cca is how long you can crank motor befor you run out of power If you can get a 700-750 cca battery you will be fine. But you could do with a 450-500cca battery if you want. But I wouldn't go less than that especially if your running the v8
Posted on Jul 25, 2008
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