I have a 1995 Ford Contour. For the past two months I have had difficulty starting it if I took a short trip before. It would take 5 to 10 tries to get it started, and I would have to hold the key for five to ten seconds before it would turn over. If it was a trip lasting 10 minutes or more, it started fine. Today it is below zero and it won't start at all. The wipers and lights turn on, but it cranks very slowly and won't start. I had the battery tested about a month ago and it's fine. I had someone look at it a while ago; he told me there was an open diode in the alternator and some corrosion around the battery. If you have any ideas I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
have the same problem?
Thursday, February 10th, 2011 AT 12:37 AM