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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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