Mechanics

WHAT POSSIBLE PROBLEMS COULD BE THE CAUSE OF THE BATTERY DYING.

1997 Mercury Mountaineer • 19,000 miles

I have a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer and the battery keeps dying after a few startups. After a few startups I have to bypass the starter and use a screwdriver on the starter solenoid to start it. I replaced the battery, alternator (both on 7/9/12), and the starter solenoid (replaced on 7/6/12). The starter was replaced a few months prior.
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Zild0317
July 10, 2012.



Check engine light on?

Docfixit
Jul 10, 2012.
Could be the transmission range switch and ignition switch-starter motor itself-have the starter motor load tested

Battery problem: could be the alternator or an excessive parastic draw

Rasmataz
Jul 10, 2012.