I have a 2007 ford 500 and my battery is not getting a charge. If I jump my car it will start and even if you unhook the battery the car will continue to run and not die?

Asked by Mar 17, 2015 at 07:59 PM about the 2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

You possibly might need a new alternator?

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Sounds like a battery with a dead cell. Batteries will function just fine with the help of the alternator, but if it has a dead cell it will work if jumped... But won't accept a charge... And just for future reference, it's not a good idea to take the cables off the battery while the car is running in the modern vehicles. It's possible to have a voltage spike and fry components, including the computer and alternator.

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