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Old 11-10-2004, 07:18 AM   #1
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Im Convinced My Car Hates Me

I dunno what I did to my car unconscienly but again for the third day in the row my car doesnt have any juice. nothing. It wont start up no lights not a damn thing.

Thing is at like 10 pm last night me and my noy were changing over the battery cables and terminals with a brand spankin new battery. Now I have to go to work my damn car isnt starting when it did last night.

Freakin sucks. I havent been into work in a week and I need cash and I cant even go. I dunno wtf is problem is. So pissed off. and thing is I treat my car right and this ***** still freakin ****s me over.

Frustration at its Best :angryfire
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Sounds like you have something running in your car that's draining the battery. That's the only thing I can think of if you've already put a new battery in. I would say it might be the alternator, but I dunno, next time you get the car going, unhook the battery and see if the car keeps running. If not, the alternator's gone.
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You may have a short somewhere in the wiring
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Yeah me and my boy just got finished trying to jump it but it wasnt working out to well.
We both came out with the same suggestions as you both. So hes gonna get a battery charger and were just gonna charge it up and see what comes up from there.
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sounds like an alternator to me bro. those things are NOTORIOUS for going out in fords...

or... do you have a system in your car? funny as it may sound, haha... this happened to me:

the leads to my system from my battery were all fubared and stuff (on the 86) and one of the leads just happen to be lose which was draining mad power. well, took it to vatozone, they recharged the battery, etc etc.. didnt work, we replaced the battery, replaced the alternator.. nada. so, haha.. then i see this lead, and im like AWWWW WTF!!!! so i just plugged it back in, and VOILA! power!

but i bet its your alternator.
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sounds like an alternator to me bro. those things are NOTORIOUS for going out in fords...

or... do you have a system in your car? funny as it may sound, haha... this happened to me:

the leads to my system from my battery were all fubared and stuff (on the 86) and one of the leads just happen to be lose which was draining mad power. well, took it to vatozone, they recharged the battery, etc etc.. didnt work, we replaced the battery, replaced the alternator.. nada. so, haha.. then i see this lead, and im like AWWWW WTF!!!! so i just plugged it back in, and VOILA! power!

but i bet its your alternator.
In Fox bodies the crappy 80-85 amp alt out a lot . The 130 amp alternators in the 94 and up are fine. One of the first upgrades most fox body guys do is dump the crappy stock alt and get one out of a 94+
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If you have a digital multimeter you can check the circuit resistance. Take the positive lead off of the battery and check the resistance between that and ground with the battery out of the loop. The resistance should be extremely high. If it isn't very high then you have a short somewhere.
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Damn more money to be spent. That sucks.

Come to think of it after we installed the new stuff in yesterday we did hear like a humming sound. Could that have been the alt.?

How much does a new alt cost? 94+ fits? (guessing so)
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