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Is it the Alternator or battery on 2005 Ford Escape?

jenic333jenic333 Member Posts: 3
edited July 2014 in Ford

Car died,, had it jumped 3 times, wont hold a charge, had it tested at Walmart, they said its not the battery but the charging system. Getting lots of people saying thats wrong. I dont have money to have it professionally fixed so hoping to pick up a used alternator and have someone put it in. Need some expert opinions, is it the alternator? horn works, lights work, when you start it just clicks, when it died all the warning lights flashed, gas gauge went down to none, then it died. any advice?

Comments

  • ray80ray80 Member Posts: 1,655

    Starting (or attempts at starting) takes tons of power so I would not be surprised if things worked correctly prior to start attempt and failed after. How old is battery if you know? How long does vehicle sit between startups, started every day or does it sit for many days without being started?

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