97 Tarus wont start sometimes

Old 01-10-07, 10:28 AM
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97 Tarus wont start sometimes

i replaced the battery and it started fine for a few days alt is ok tested any ideas please respond only car we need to fix it with a limited budget
Old 01-10-07, 11:06 AM
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Is the battery still hot? A good alternator doesn't do much good if faulty wires or connections keep it from charging the battery. Check battery cables, clean where they hook to battery. Check the cable to the starter too.
Old 01-10-07, 11:17 AM
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OK first things first do you mean it will crank but won't fire up ? or engine will not turn at all ? I will assume is the latter, if you just replaced the batt and you said the alt is good and charging , it may be the volt regulator, check to see it it's a separate unit in your car or it comes integrated with the alt, also, batt may be losing juice while parked, check fuse box to see if some device is draining batt, pulling one fuse at a time with engine and ignition switch turned off.
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Is the dome light staying on?? The door switch might be sticking.
Just a thought Put a test light between the negative post and the terminal and check for a draw, if the test light is on with everything shut off, start pulling fuses until you find it.

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