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2004 Ford Mustang electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Ford Mustang Owner Comments

problem #1

May 242009

Mustang V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,100 miles


A few weeks ago, I had to drive across town to pick up my sister from work (Ironically, she was having a car problem.) It was shortly after a basketball playoff game and the game had been local, so the area on the highway by the arena was pretty crowded.

Halfway through, there was an accident. The road was already congested, and I ended up having to stop and wait. And wait. And wait. After almost an hour, I noticed the headlights getting dimmer and dimmer. I looked at the battery gauge and saw that the car was dying. Since I was in the middle lane, I kinda of panicked and shut the car off, figuring I could let it sit without running for a couple of minutes to give it a chance to get it's act together. When I saw the traffic begin to inch forward--very, very slowly-- I tried to turn the car back on, but it wouldn't budge. I didn't even hear the starter turn. It was completely dead! I put on my blinkers, and those fizzled out within minutes, too.

So here I was, stuck on the middle lane of the highway with a dead battery. I tried to get someone's attention for help but people just stared and inched forward with the rest of the traffic. The right lane and my lane started moving at regular speed so now there were cars and semis whizzing behind and past me. Finally some guy stepped out and helped me push my car to the edge of the road. He tried to jump it but it STILL wouldn't start. I don't have roadside, so I really began to panic.

A cop pulled up--which was the last thing I'd wanted because I'd had a couple of drinks, not drunk or anything but it made me paranoid-- and helped me jump the car with some heavy duty cables. This was weeks ago and the car has been fine since. I had the alternator, battery and everything else checked at the shop right away and nothing was wrong. I've already had my alternator replaced twice before, the last time being in February. So basically, it just gives out when it feels like it. It's done this a few times since I had the newest alternator put in, and it only happens while the car is running. sighluckily I love my car and haven't had anything else go wrong with it, so I guess I'm luckily.

- , Lake Mary, FL, USA

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