The lights began to fade. Then, it died suddenly. I jump stared it but it dies after I disconnect the cable. I bought a new battery. It stared once but no more. Any opinions?


Asked by Dec 24, 2014 at 01:12 PM about the 2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Also, I don't hear the fuel pump turn on.

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the fuel pump may be a separate issue, but it sounds like a bad alternator

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