1996 Ford Fairmont Repair Question
Ford Fairmont Battery Problem
COULD BE SEVERAL THINGS
WEAK OR BAD BATTERY......WOULD BE THE 1ST THING TO CHECK
WE MIGHT EVEN HAVE A STARTER ISSUE.......THIS WOULD BE ONE OF THE LAST THINGS TO REMOVE AND HAVE TESTED (AS IT'S NOT AS EZ....AS THE OTHER STUFF TO CHECK
THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF A RELAY OR SOLENOID PROBLEM
CAN YOU TEST YOUR BATTERY VOLTAGE YOURSELF?
BETTER STILL HAVE A FULL BLOWN TEST PERFORMED ON IT AT AN AUTO PARTS STORE (SEE PIC)....USUALLY THIS IS A FREE SERVICE......IN OR OUT OF THE VEHICLE
IF IT'S NOT THE BATTERY......."I'M" GOING WITH A BAD STARTER OR BAD CONNECTION
AGAIN, IF YOU SNATCH IT OFF, A POPULAR PARTS STORE, WILL TEST IT FOR FREE.....'ROUND HERE ANYWAY!
OR RUN BACK THRU MY "TOUGH LOVE" POST (LINK BELOW)......MANY PEOPLE SEEM TO BECOME "BLIND" WHEN IT COMES TO SCRUTINIZING THEIR OWN CONNECTIONS.
NOT LONG AGO, A FELLER TOLD ME HE WAS HAVING A "CRANK UP ISSUE".....AND THAT HE HAD "CHECKED EVERYTHING"
I OPENED THE HOOD OF A CARPOINTED TO THE "HEAPING PILES" OF WHITE AND GREENISH POWDERY STUFF ALL OVER THE BATTERY POSTS AND CLAMPS
I SAID, "WONDER WHAT THAT STUFF IS???"
HE SAID, " I WAS HOPING YOU WOULD KNOW, BUT I DON'T THINK IT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT NOT STARTING"
SEE WHAT I MEAN??????
ACTUALLY DO THIS STUFF---NOT JUST "LOOK" THEN COMMENT ON IT!
KEEP US POSTED
Yes sorry, i did forget to mention that the battery is 1 of those superchargers with the high an low voltage indicator...Green indicating high, white medium, and red low voltage...My indicators reading green.
Are you sure the battery terminals are clean and tight and you have a good solid ground to the engine block?
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..........BATTERIES CAN FOOL YOU
SNATCH IT OUT---GET IT LOAD TESTED
NOT GOOD WHEN YOU TEAR THE WHOLE RIG APART---SPEND MEGA $$$s----FIND OUT IT COULDA BEEN AVOIDED IN THE BEGINNING
ONE OF MY EXAMPLES IN THE LINK BELOW
JUST TRYING TO KEEP THE BASES COVERED
KEEP US POSTED
Yes, terminals are tight with solid ground connection. Iv now noticed that before i deactivate the alarm n immobillzer while ignition is on, only the right indicater is flicking off and on instead of both (which these smartlocks normally do). Does this ring a bell??. Switchin the hazard lights on showed that both indicater lights are working. But yep il get the battery tested to confirm this, cheers guys thanks for that.
Just 1 last thing was that when i removed the terminals from the battery, the negative 1 was quite hot or just below were the positive was normal. Does that mean anything odd?
It sounds like you either have a bad connection or the starter is drawing too many amps.
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Big surprise.... it was the battery. It turns out that the charged indicator was faulty. The test showed that the battery was at 3% power so i charge it, connect it up and nothing. Problem not solved...so now iv got to buy a new 1 in the hope that the battery was the problem.
...................SO YOU OWE ME LUNCH???.........see line two of my 1st answer!
I LIKE "KRYSTALS"......THE WIFE LIKES "OUTBACK"!
WE'LL GO IN ONE OF MINE...................WAY MORE RELIABLE
.......COULD JUST TAKE "WILLY", MY '46 WILLYS, IF THE BATTERY WIMPS OUT, THE STARTER WON'T TURN IT OVER.......
WE HAVE OTHER OPTIONS......AS MY NOW 25 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER DEMONSTRATES....(WHEN SHE WAS 10), AND JUST HAD MASTERED DRIVING HIM
GLAD YOU GOT 'ER DONE!!!
I WAS SORTA GENTLE ON THIS ONE, ON OTHER POSTS, I SOMETIMES GO ALL OUT WITH THE "REAL JEEP" PROMOTING!!!
NO NEED IN BREAKING YOURS AGAIN TO COME SEE US, BREAK YOUR BUDDY'S, THEN RETURN!
DID IT TAKE THAT LAST LITTLE "PUSH" TO GET YOU TO SNATCH IT OUT AND GET IT TESTED?........THAT'S THE BAD THING ABOUT MAN MADE STUFF.....YOU JUST CAN'T TRUST IT....EVEN BRAND NEW STUFF CAN BE BAD
USUALLY DON'T APPLY WITH JEEPS THOUGH.......THEY ARE HEAVEN SENT!
..........I HELP YOU SOME MORE!
THE INFO IN THIS LINK, MIGHT ALSO AID YOU
"A124" WAS WORKING STILL, A FEW DAYS AGO
I'VE SAVED MEGA BUCKS, DOING THIS, I BOUGHT TWO BATTERIES NOT TOO LONG AGO, SAVED $40 ON EACH ONE
ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS...JUST ASK!