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I have a 1999 ford expedition it would not start but once i put the jumper cables on it or a battery charger on it over night it starts.once you drive it awhile it will be hard to star as if its starving for fuel but i chave change the fuel filter and the fuel pumps good.

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It's the battery. Hence why it starts when you charge or jump it. Snag a new battery and don't forget to bring your old one to avoid a core charge.

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I'd be looking at the condition of the battery first.

Have you tried using jumpers to see if you can get it started?

Tried disconnecting the battery and leaving it on a charger overnight? Cleaned the terminals and battery posts, cable connections?

Lets try that and then see what happens.

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Battery not getting charged although the alterator is putting out.truck will run but kills battery after its been charged with a charger....gosport1@hotmail.com is my email.


Does it die while running? Check the voltage at the battery with the truck running to see if it is getting the same voltage that the alternator is putting out. Will it not start after sitting for a bit? It could just be a bad battery not taking a charge because the lead plates or the terminal inside the battery is broken. You may also have a drain on the battery that is discharging it. You can check for a drain by disconnecting the negative cable and hooking a test light in line between th negative battery terminal and the cable. If the test light lights up bright, there is a drain and you can start pulling fuses one at a time to see what kills the light.

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Describe your 99 ford expedition the battery light turns off and on and then the battery started and loss charge. The truck battery was so lo that the lights turned off. Now the truck wont start its dead.


Possible that the alternator is faulty , the charging section of the voltage regulator charger is faulty, finally there is some heavy shorting in the circuit or a possible poor ground connection from the battery to the chassis.
You will need to charge the battery and recheck once again to confirm , check the charging voltage and check the drain.
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My 06 ford expedition won't turnover. the battery appears fine. it initially had a hard time turning over in the cold, but now it won't turnover at all. it'll start if someone gives me a jump, but after a...


If you have a Battery charger, disconnect the Neg cable of the battery from the SUV and charge the battery overnight. When you get the SUV running, take it to Autozone or Oreillys for a free scan. Also ask them to do a Starter draw test and to analyze your charging system and Battery.

The Ford antitheft systems are really sensitive to low power. While your vehicle has a 12 Volt system, a fully charged battery will have 13.2 to 13.4 Volts in it. A drop of 10% in battery performance will drop the charge to 12 Volts or less. This is enough to make the anti-theft lock out the Starter.

I have seen Charging systems automatically turn off once a jumper cable is removed. You can see it on the dash gauges where the Alternator is working and remove the jumper and after several minutes a perfectly good Alternator stops working while you are driving. Then install a battery with a 13.2 Volt charge and everything starts working perfectly from then on.

I mention this because you may have felt the Battery was charging after the jump and really it was not. You have to watch the Volt meter in your dash while you drive, there will be no warning lights.

I hope I have been helpful with my solution and that you will get a scan on your SUV.

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Check that the battery connections and clean and tight. Check to dee if the connections on the starter and clean and tight also. If all this is good then remove the starter and have it checked.

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Sometimes you just get a week cell in the battery and as long as you are driving it the battery will stay charged long enough to start you at the various stops during the day. First check the level of water in the battery cells and make sure they are all full with the water visable to you while looking down into them. if not add water where needed. You may want to drive it the next time and then take the negative cable off the battery when you are done for the day and then re-attach it in the morning and see it it starts without a jump. If it does start then you are correct that something is draining it. If it doesn't then you have a bad cell in the battery and it will need to be replaced. I have one trick up my sleeve though before you toss the old battery. It only works one out of 10 times but it is cheap to try.
If you have a battery charger then put it on the battery after all the tests above and you are going to buy a new one. By the way, Wrecking yards sell guranteed batteries for 15 to 20 bucks, so back to charging. Once the battery has been sitting on the charger for an hour look into the cells and see which cells are bubbling and if there is one that is not or very weak. In that one you are going to go to the fridge and grab some lemon juice. Take one to two caps of lemon juice and pour into the cells that do not bubble or have a weak bubble. Let it charge over night and then try it out on a vehicle. Go through the steps above by taking the cable off at the end of the day and see it is starts the rig the next morning. if it does then you may have revitalized that cell and it will be good for a while again. keep me informed. I am curious how this turns out. Raz

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