1995 Mercury Mystique will not run

Tiny
CINDYBECK
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  • 1995 MERCURY MYSTIQUE
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
Driving at 45mph lights dimmed, speedo and tack stopped working, check eng. Lite came on. Went to leave light to pull over car would not move almost felt like I was on ice. Limped into parking lot parked it and turned it off. Would not start back up. All the lights are on but, speedo and tack will not work. Waited 1/2 hour and turned key it started but, was ruff running. Turned it off and would not start again. Waited 1/2 hour and it started again. Afraid to drive it now.
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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 AT 9:46 AM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Since the lights dimmed, I have to question the alternator and the battery. Have you had them checked yet? Low voltage can cause all kinds of electrical components to act funny.

Let me know. Also, let me know if the starter sounds like it is turning slowly when you try to start it.
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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 AT 9:49 AM
Tiny
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When it starts it starts when it will not start there is no sound from the starter at all not even a clicking sound.
Going to have the battery tested. I am concerned about the eng. Lite coming on.
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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 AT 10:00 AM
Tiny
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I think I understand what you are saying. Lets start by testing the battery and the alternator. If they are good, then we need to look at other options. Also, something as simple as a loose battery terminal or corrosion can cause electrical problems, so make sure to check them before you even remove the battery.

As far as the check engine light, lets see what the battery's condition is and go from there. You may need to have the computer scanned to identify trouble codes.

Let me know what you find.
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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 AT 10:36 AM
Tiny
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I just had the same problem on my 96 Mercury Mystique! I removed the alternator and took it to the shop and it was fine.I then took my battery to the shop and it was fine. I spent several hours searching on line then I found that it was the 175 amp fuse that is between the engine and the firewall that was broken not blown. When I first checked it with my ohm meter it seemed to be fine but it was not! I jumped the fuse with a wire and my battery light went out and my car runs fine now after replacing a fuse that cost 5 dollars :) I hope this helps. Let me know.
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Friday, April 11th, 2014 AT 7:37 PM

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