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Battery Replacement Battery in my 99 Taurus died. Car started immediately when jumped, does not start now that I replaced the battery.

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Do you have any power? lights horn anything. this may sound ignorant but i have had cars towed in cuz people replaced battery without taking off the plastic covers on terminals. check for that

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Yes... Your battery died. But why?

First, leave the cables on longer, a good 10 or 15 minutes. When you hear that clicking noise, it's because there is not enough power available to turn the starter. It means you need more power. Leave the jumper cables on for a few more minutes and you will have the power you need to start the car.

Once the car is started, remove the jumper cables and pull the positive (Red) cable off the terminal on your battery. If the car stays running, get a new battery. If the car dies immediately after pulling the positive battery cable off, then your altenator has gone out. The altenator is the electrical generator that provides electricity to your lights, engine, stereo, AC, etc. It should be putting out about 14.2 volts. Since your car is a 12 volt system, there are a couple of extra volts to spare, which are used to recharge the battery. It takes a lot of power from a battery to start the vehicle. That's why the alternator is there to takeover after startup, plus recharge your battery in the process.

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Thatttttt's alternatorrrrr.

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