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WHERE IS STARTER ON 97 FORD ESCORT

Replace alternator on vehicle recently, got a jump start and the car ran for all of 10 minutes before it completely died. Got the batt tested and it is a good batt, replaced the main fuse in the electrical fuse box. Nothing is working in the vehicle so I was advised it could be the battery cables (since the Pos side had alot of corrosion build up) could that possibly be the problem? I took a look at the cables and it doesn't seem to be an easy job considering all the wires connected. PLEASE HELP

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Dew to starter motor negative cable that connects by a bolt through the gear box

or a dead short but this would blow fuse

terminal corrosion neads cleaning and when terminal is replaced cover terminal with grease or petrolium jelly

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Regulator in alternator obviously faulty, have it bench tested & fixed or replace alternator, and cure your problem.

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SOURCE: 2003 Ford Mustang GT Battery Light

Your alternator should power everything when engine is running. Battery is only for start up. Test voltage with a multimeter when engine is running , should be 14V or more . Any less indicates low alternator output.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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run another test on the starter...they are about 20/80 bad/good right out of the box!

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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Yes they do but I would rather think you have a bad battery cabe connection to the system, sometimes the battery cable corrudes and you can't see it try replacing the cable ends and the connector ends espically if they are by the battery.

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My 2003 dodge caravan would not start after driving about 1/2 hour. I stopped for coffee and when got back in to start it started I switched gears and it stalled. I tried to start again switched gears then it started but only for 2 sec. No clicking, no cranking sound just would not start but battery functions were great. Spent 2 days with a mechanic who could not resolve so sent to Dodge. After a day of putting wires back and checking out the problem they said it was the computer. Said that it was bad and could be replaced at no charge due to malfunction. Yes, it worked fine afterwards no more problems. They also said that some of the computers are found to be defective like this one so I hope this helps you in the right choice to have the dealer check it out if you are unable to get a computer reading and there is no obvious short in the system. Free sounded very good but as you know there is no such thing as really free as they got me for other things $350 worth. ouch!

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