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Old 11-06-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Darren Thornton
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Starting Problem Too

Yesterday my 1995 Escort LX wouldn't start. It had run fine that
day. My uncle came and boosted it off. That got us home fine.
This morning my dad took the battery to a local auto parts store.
There had been some corrosion. He wiped that off. The battery tested
at being 80 percent fine. We made it to church fine.
After church, we stopped at a drug store. The car wouldn't start
again. My uncle boosted it off again. We stopped for some takeout
food, but didn't kill the motor. Finally, the car died while turning
in our driveway. We got it parked, but haven't tried it since.
What could be the problem: alternator, battery, starter, or
something else? We still have that beeping noise. One mechanic said
that it was an alarm installed by a previous owner. How about the
ignition? Overall, this has been a very good car.

Sincerely,
Darren Thornton

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Old 11-06-2005, 16:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Starting Problem Too ...battery dies

darrenthornton@webtv.net (Darren Thornton) wrote:

> Yesterday my 1995 Escort LX wouldn't start. It had run fine that
> day. My uncle came and boosted it off. That got us home fine.
> This morning my dad took the battery to a local auto parts store.
> There had been some corrosion. He wiped that off. The battery tested
> at being 80 percent fine. We made it to church fine.
> After church, we stopped at a drug store. The car wouldn't

start
> again. My uncle boosted it off again. We stopped for some takeout
> food, but didn't kill the motor. Finally, the car died while turning
> in our driveway. We got it parked, but haven't tried it since.
> What could be the problem: alternator, battery, starter, or
> something else? We still have that beeping noise. One mechanic said
> that it was an alarm installed by a previous owner. How about the
> ignition? Overall, this has been a very good car.
>
> Sincerely,
> Darren Thornton
>
>


How about the 'alt' lite? That didnt come on?

Does it come on before you crank the car?

Do you have, and know how to use, a voltmeter?

How many miles?


The "alarm theory" doesnt fit.

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Old 11-06-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Starting Problem Too ...battery dies

Backyard Mechanic <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote:

> We still have that beeping noise. One mechanic said
>> that it was an alarm installed by a previous owner.


Sorry... I dont have that good a memory... trying to offer auto advice,
tell others how to run two different soccer teams, root for the Bengals
without losing my cool, and advise on fixing the worlds problems means I
dont tend to remember all that well

And it's beside the point here.

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