1996 Ford Taurus Bat S- Crazy Electrical (?) Problems 96 Fo

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Electrical problem
1996 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles

My battery light came on the other day, so we replaced a cracked cable. That didn't do the trick. I drove it the next day and the light stayed on, and while driving, my stereo cut out, my tach went to 0 and after a short while later the airbag light came on, the blinkers started clicking without being touched, then the car died. We replaced the battery. It just happened again. I had to be towed home. Has anybody heard of this before? Is it my alternator? We had that checked, and they said it tested fine. Help!

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Sunday, April 27th, 2008 AT 4:55 PM

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Any check engine light? Get scanned anyway. Possibly could be the mlps, multi-lever position sensor, also known as the neutral safety switch. Cause a lot of weird electrical issues. Sits on top of the trans, below the air cleaner plumbing, has a large electrical connector attached. Problematic piece. Good luck

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Monday, April 28th, 2008 AT 8:51 PM

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