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FORD TAURUS BATTERY PROBLEM

1997 Ford Taurus • 142,000 miles

When I turn key anti-theft light starts blinking rapidly car cranks really slow or not at all and battery gets drained fast
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Tim7279
November 11, 2012.



Bad battery or generator. Measure the battery voltage and holler back with what you find.

Caradiodoc
Nov 11, 2012.
The battery is new it reads 12.6 volts until you start cranking then it drops to 6.1 volts but all the car does is click or crank slow

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Tim7279
Nov 11, 2012.
At 12.6 volts the battery should be fully charged. 6.1 volts is way too low during cranking. The most likely cause is bad connections at the battery cables. I'll bet you put the meter probes on the cable clamps. Put them right on the battery posts and measure the voltage again during cranking. If the voltage stays high there, clean those connections.

Caradiodoc
Nov 12, 2012.