I have a Ford Escort 2zx from 2002. I was three months away and had to replace my old battery by a "die hard". When I tried to start the car, nothing happened, no click, nothing! However I could not get my automatic transmission out of "P".
When I jump started it was perfect and I could shift. After turning off the motor, the problem happened again. The lights are working fine by the way
I need my car desperately.Can I get any help?
I'm no mechanic , but if it jump starts and the new battery is correctly rated and fully charged you may have a poor connection with the new terminals. Abrasively clean the leads, tightly connect, and try again.
Fri 7 Aug, 2009 06:40 pm
thanks Fresco, I checked it again. All appears to be okay with the connections.
What I noticed however that it tries to make a "swing" when I turn on the ignition. The control lights light up but then almost immediately flaw again and it does nothing. Can it be a starter or an alternator problem, maybe a stupid question.
Your "new" battery may be bad. Get a jump then drive to an auto parts place and ask them to check it. Could be an alternator, but the auto parts check will measure that for you as well. If you got the battery at a Sears, they should have done that for you.
'59? Yeah, that was back when you could pop the hood and see the engine.
Sat 8 Aug, 2009 06:03 pm
thanks for your input, You convinced me to go back one more time to the battery supplier (Sears). Battery tested "good". They cleaned everything thoroughly. They did say however that the starter was not functioning too well and needed to be replaced. (I thought that a starter works well or does not work at all). Anyway, it's up and running. Thanks again.