What is going on with my car

Asked by Jun 12, 2015 at 01:36 PM about the 2002 Ford Taurus SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was driving and I lost all accessories including speedometer, tachometer, radio, turn
signals and head lights. The engine had a rough ideal so I got to parking lot and shut off
the car. When I tried to start the car I only got clicking. With a jump I was able to get
the car started and all accessories worked fine. When we removed jumper cables all
accessories were lost and experienced the same rough ideal.
So bad alternator or battery right? Wrong. Both alternator and battery have tested fine.

What else could be causing this problem?

3 Answers

1,475

Test them again. Something is wrong with most likely the alternator, but recheck both

Its a bran new battery and I brought the alternator into NAPA and it checked out.

1,475

If you are sure the battery and alternator are good, check for a bad ground. This could cause the symptom you described.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1999 transmission whining & wont go into gear 1 answer

    Car whining and will start but not go into gear

    1999 Ford Taurus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • LIGHT FOR RADIATOR WONT GO OFF 1 answer

    The dash light for the radiator won't go off

    2001 Ford Taurus SEL

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why are my brakes going the the floor to stop 5 answers

    Why is it when I hit the brake pedal It goes near the floor when I stop P.s. when I go near the floor and the car starts to stop the compression is still there so it does not sink but still what ...

    1999 Ford Taurus SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Mysterious alarm going off while driving 1 answer

    While driving door ajar/seat belt/blinker on type alarm occasionally goes off while driving. I have checked everything and can't get it to go off. I have to stop and turn car off and restart. The ...

    1995 Ford Taurus

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Car want go in gear 1 answer

    Want go in drive or reverse

    2004 Ford Taurus LX

    -

    General

Taurus

Looking for a Used Taurus in your area?

CarGurus has 20,230 nationwide Taurus listings starting at $699.

ZIP:

Search Ford Taurus Questions

Ford Taurus Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,840
#2 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,920
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
557 Great Deals out of 30,772 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Explorer
952 Great Deals out of 72,522 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Mustang
447 Great Deals out of 45,460 listings starting at $2,700
Used Chevrolet Malibu
879 Great Deals out of 79,180 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,169 Great Deals out of 204,450 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Accord
799 Great Deals out of 85,752 listings starting at $1,100
Used Ford Focus
505 Great Deals out of 56,488 listings starting at $1,095
Used Toyota Camry
966 Great Deals out of 89,959 listings starting at $750
Used Nissan Maxima
310 Great Deals out of 25,487 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Escape
1,350 Great Deals out of 94,058 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
779 listings starting at $18,885
2016 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
404 listings starting at $16,500
2015 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 99 listings starting at $9,995
2014 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 169 listings starting at $9,500
2013 Ford Taurus SE For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 178 listings starting at $7,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.