2004 Ford Escape Q&A
2004 Ford Escape Question: Is the starter bad?
The engine won't crank at all unless I have the battery charger hooked up. Once the charger is hooked up the engine will crank for a few seconds then click and then stop. I'm not sure if this is the starter or not. The temperature today was around 0 so I'm not sure if the cold will be affecting this or not. The vehicle has been parked with various problems for about a month. It started with the vehicle being ran out of gas and the fuel pump going out. It hasn't moved under it's own power since then. - btc721
Sounds like the battery is bad, do you have a tester, take it to the parts dealer and have it tested. - ProfessorG
also make sure you have a good connection at battery terminals,especially if you have aftermarket terminals. - bmdouble
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