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Old 10-23-2012, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello TCCA members... Hope someone out there can help... I have a 2000 ford Taurus... Tried to start it yesterday and the battery was dead... Jumped it and drove it for awhile and used it throughout the day yesterday... Same thing happened again today, after jumping it I drove it around to charge the battery and the car had a total power loss... Did a deep cycle charge on the battery and tried to start it and it cranked with full power 4 times before totally draining the battery.... Anyone out there have it happen to them, or might know what the problem is? Thank you all for any help or imput...
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Hello TCCA members... Hope someone out there can help... I have a 2000 ford Taurus... Tried to start it yesterday and the battery was dead... Jumped it and drove it for awhile and used it throughout the day yesterday... Same thing happened again today, after jumping it I drove it around to charge the battery and the car had a total power loss... Did a deep cycle charge on the battery and tried to start it and it cranked with full power 4 times before totally draining the battery.... Anyone out there have it happen to them, or might know what the problem is? Thank you all for any help or imput...
If the battery had a deep charge and it died after turning over 4 times I would almost think the battery is bad.
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Get a new battery.....
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Could be your battery, could be your alternator, could be corroded 12 year old factory battery terminals or a combination of some or all of the above. Charge the battery and go to or Sears or Autozone and have your alternator tested.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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New battery time. Similar thing happened to me once and it was the battery.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Battery. Computer controlled cars are very sensitive to low crank voltage.
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You would be amazed at what weird things a bad battery can do to your car. They aren't super expensive so I just replace them if their warranty is out and It's doing funny things.

For instance, when mine went bad, my horn sounded like a tugboat, and when I hit the lock button on the remote, the dome light wouldn't turn off haha! The doors locked but the light just stayed on. Ended up having a friend drive me to walmart and bought a new battery.
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