08 4.0 Ford Mustang battery or starter problem?

Asked by Nov 09, 2012 at 11:52 PM about the 2008 Ford Mustang V6 Premium

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an 08 4.0 Mustang and when I try to start it, it hesitates but usually starts. It seems to be getting weaker though every time I try to start it and then it wouldn't start so I had to jump it. It did that a few times and then I got a new battery and it is starting to do it again. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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655

Sounds a lot like what happened when the battery was dying on my 09 gt.

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655

^with the new battery did you ever give it a chance to sit on a charger or drive on a long trip?

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Yea its been driven on a two hour trip since then. I tried taking the cables off and letting it sit to see if something was draining it but I can't find anything that would be draining it.

655

Well these cars are known for weak alternators so that might be your next move...

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395

Best thing would be to take the battery in to be checked.or if you have AAA tell them your car won't start and what's wrong.they will send a battery truck to you and they have a machine that plugs in and it will tell you exactly what's wrong.

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2,965

sounds like a battery that was slowly dying and is now dead

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