2000 Mercury Cougar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 86,000 miles
My car has ALWAYS had an electrical problem of some type. When I drive or idle my cars lights are constantly dimming and getting brighter rapidly and not in any particular rythem. My dashboard lights do the same thing. A few weeks ago my battery light starting flickering the same way but not all the time. Then I noticed it staying on at higher speeds (70 mph.) This ultimately lead to my car dieing and me assuming it was my alternator. After bringing it to the shop they confirmed the alternator had gone bad and after they replaced it I went ahead and installed a new battery for good measure. Now my lights still do the same thing with the random dimming and my battery light still randomly flickers but usually after I have been driving for a while then it usually stops. I have only had the new battery and alternator in my car for over 2 weeks. What do you think is causing the battery light to randomly flicker and my lights to still be constantly dimming rapidly? Also are they related? Could it be the reason my alternator died in the first place? I'm stumped and im in the military I need my car to be reliable. Thanks.
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 4:12 AM