1991 Mercury Topaz mileage: 125,000. I was on the highway today, with my window defroster (front and rear) on, my stereo, which employs a 300-watt amp, my headlights and we were stuck in a traffic jam. After about an hour and a half of idle sitting, my car died and the battery appeared to be dead. I just had the alternator changed last year and when that was dying my battery light popped on, but that didn't happen this time. When I got the car back home, I just jumped it and it started fine. What could be the problem?
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 AT 11:59 PM