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My sister in has a 99 escort that I changed the alternator and battery. I had the battery and alt checked again while it was running. It acts like the battery wont turn the car over. Then it will crank like nothing is wrong. auto parts store thinks it is the starter. I talked to a mechanic and he said it was the ground module? When I got it started, as it was turning over the doors locked and unlocked. he said it was under the dash

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If it's reading14 volts at battery with engine running, alternator is OK.

Sounds like starter is shorting internally to me.

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Id go with the mechanic. You definately have a bad ground, it may just be your terminals though. Check your terminals, follow the ground off of the battery and look for any damage, etc. As far ur locks locking and unlocking, it sounds like the keyless entry was resetting. If the alt was bought at Autozone, that may be the problem, they sold me a fuel pump for my gran prix. Needless to say 5 pumps later, it ran.

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