Re: Taurus Charging Problem - stange
I'm going to make a wild guess and say bum battery cable or ground. I had a
cable die once right where the cable entered the clamp. It looked perfect
but caused symptoms like you describe. After I replaced both battery cables
I peeled back the insulation and found heavy, heavy corrosion. A good tug
seperated it completely.
You may also be seeing the signs of a dying starter, they get weaker if they
get hot. I'd check, or even better, disconnect all battery type cables,
clean, and reassemble first. Starter failure doesn't happen like that much
Hope this helps! PoD
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> My 1997 Taurus has symptoms like a bad battery or alternator, yet I've
> replaced them both and still have the problem. The battery isn't
> charging and won't start the car, especially after driving the car for
> a while. A jump will get it back up to where it will start. Also, if
> the car sits for a while it will start. But when running, the
> headlights are bright and there seems to be enough power.
> Any suggestions?