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(1999 Ford Crown Victoria)
in Clarksville, IN on February 15, 2011
Started the car one day to go to work, and when I went to leave, It wouldnt start. The lights and everything would come on but the engine wouldnt turn over. So I turned the key on and jump the starter with a screw driver and it started. I replaced the ignition switch and it didnt work. So I figured it was the nuetral saftey switch. So I bypassed that and ran a push button to the starter. It started up and ran for a couple miles then I lost Dash lights and headlights slowly. When I stoped it died. A cop gave me a jump and it started right up and ran long enough to get me out of the intersection and to a parking lot. I replaced the alternater and it didnt work so i went back and had my old one tested and it passed. i put the old one back on and replaced the battery. Still killing the battery. What could it be. Oh and it has the intercepter in it.
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on February 15, 2011
you need to check the power and grounds on the alternator. the alt may have tested ok but something is lacking in the power side to the alt. let a shop check it for you to verify.

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