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Old 04-27-2005, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
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ford taurus: battery light & abs, does weird things &amp

hello all,

I could really use some help with this odd-ball problem. I have a
ford taurus and the ABS light has been on for ever. Took it to the
dealer and they couldn't find a problem with it. The last couple of
days the battery light has been comming on as well. I sort of
ignored it as the ABS light has been on and the car runs fine. Then
today out of the blue while I was driving the doors unlocked, the
radio turned off and the mile gauge went to 0 even though I was going
about 40. shortly after the car started sputtering and died.

When I tried to restart the car it did nothing. However after maybe
30 min. or so it ran fine again, for maybe 5 blocks and then did the
same thing. Good news is we were able to drive it home this way.
However I have no idea what it could be. Can the Altenater or
battery cause a Ford to do this sort of thing?? I would really
appreciate any theories on this one.

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Old 04-27-2005, 06:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: ford taurus: battery light & abs, does weird things &amp

check the output from the alternator, its likely that its a low voltage
problem as the ABS is (sometimes) the first thing to show a warning as this
circuit requires good voltage to operate correctly.
its possible that a diode packed up (in the alternator) a while back when
your ABS light came on, it will still charge in this state but at a reduced
current.
it also puts extra strain on the remaining 2 diodes.
steve.


"amys" <aelioninca@yahoo-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
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> hello all,
>
> I could really use some help with this odd-ball problem. I have a
> ford taurus and the ABS light has been on for ever. Took it to the
> dealer and they couldn't find a problem with it. The last couple of
> days the battery light has been comming on as well. I sort of
> ignored it as the ABS light has been on and the car runs fine. Then
> today out of the blue while I was driving the doors unlocked, the
> radio turned off and the mile gauge went to 0 even though I was going
> about 40. shortly after the car started sputtering and died.
>
> When I tried to restart the car it did nothing. However after maybe
> 30 min. or so it ran fine again, for maybe 5 blocks and then did the
> same thing. Good news is we were able to drive it home this way.
> However I have no idea what it could be. Can the Altenater or
> battery cause a Ford to do this sort of thing?? I would really
> appreciate any theories on this one.
>



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Old 04-27-2005, 07:03   #3 (permalink)
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"amys" <aelioninca@yahoo-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
news:xPSdnX_4M8pC2fLfRVn_vg@giganews.com...
> hello all,
>
> I could really use some help with this odd-ball problem. I have a
> ford taurus and the ABS light has been on for ever. Took it to the
> dealer and they couldn't find a problem with it. The last couple of
> days the battery light has been comming on as well. I sort of
> ignored it as the ABS light has been on and the car runs fine. Then
> today out of the blue while I was driving the doors unlocked, the
> radio turned off and the mile gauge went to 0 even though I was going
> about 40. shortly after the car started sputtering and died.
>
> When I tried to restart the car it did nothing. However after maybe
> 30 min. or so it ran fine again, for maybe 5 blocks and then did the
> same thing. Good news is we were able to drive it home this way.
> However I have no idea what it could be. Can the Altenater or
> battery cause a Ford to do this sort of thing?? I would really
> appreciate any theories on this one.


If you were able to start your car several times, it was not the battery or
alternator.

I suspect that it is a problem a computer or sensor.

Jeff


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Old 04-27-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: ford taurus: battery light & abs, does weird things &amp

On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 13:08:21 GMT, "Jeff" <kidsdoc2000@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>
>"amys" <aelioninca@yahoo-dot-com.no-spam.invalid> wrote in message
>news:xPSdnX_4M8pC2fLfRVn_vg@giganews.com...
>> hello all,
>>
>> I could really use some help with this odd-ball problem. I have a
>> ford taurus and the ABS light has been on for ever. Took it to the
>> dealer and they couldn't find a problem with it. The last couple of
>> days the battery light has been comming on as well. I sort of
>> ignored it as the ABS light has been on and the car runs fine. Then
>> today out of the blue while I was driving the doors unlocked, the
>> radio turned off and the mile gauge went to 0 even though I was going
>> about 40. shortly after the car started sputtering and died.
>>
>> When I tried to restart the car it did nothing. However after maybe
>> 30 min. or so it ran fine again, for maybe 5 blocks and then did the
>> same thing. Good news is we were able to drive it home this way.
>> However I have no idea what it could be. Can the Altenater or
>> battery cause a Ford to do this sort of thing?? I would really
>> appreciate any theories on this one.

>
>If you were able to start your car several times, it was not the battery or
>alternator.
>
>I suspect that it is a problem a computer or sensor.
>
>Jeff
>

l;mfao

good one jeff

check alt and battery voltage

hurc ast
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