Question about 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
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
Posted on Sep 16, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Regulator in alternator obviously faulty, have it bench tested & fixed or replace alternator, and cure your problem.
Posted on May 19, 2009
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
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.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
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Posted on Jul 24, 2010
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