CAR HAS NEW PARTS, BUT STILL SHUTS DOWN

  • Tiny
  • Ailuj
  • 2002 Mercury Sable
  • 4 CYL
  • automatic
  • 119,000 miles

I have an 02 Mercury Sable. Car wouldn't start so I replaced the alternator, battery cables and the starter and it still wouldnt start so I replaced the battery. It worked fine for a week or two, but then started shaking a little and the check engine light came on. Finally, I drove to work but when I was heading home, I reversed and then the car just completely shut off, but had the check engine and battery light on. I jumped it and the car started, but the check engine light is still on and it doesn't feel right driving. What could possibly be the problem!

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Thursday, July 21st, 2011 AT 8:57 PM

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  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
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You've thrown all kinds of random parts at it that would cause a lot of different symptoms, but you never really said what those symptoms were. What was the original problem? What led you to replace the generator and starter? Do you have a digital voltmeter and know how to use it to do some testing?

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Thursday, July 21st, 2011 AT 9:31 PM

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