starter runing along

Asked by May 01, 2016 at 07:16 PM about the 1989 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Why when I take a jumper cable from the
negative of the battery and earth the engine
the dash lights come on but ignition is off

1 Answer

92,815

You have a power feedback some where, electrically disconnect the alternator and see if it goes away, if it does then you have bad diodes in the alternator. If it doesn't then you have a real challenge ahead of you as you will have to start disconnection a circuit one at a time until you locate the feed back, then find out what is on that circuit and replace or repair the components that are causing it. HTH

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Ford Escort Questions

Ford Escort Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,000
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 870
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 420
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
474 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Taurus
249 Great Deals out of 20,434 listings starting at $699
Used Honda Civic
654 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Fiesta
139 Great Deals out of 17,040 listings starting at $3,095
Used Honda Accord
812 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota Camry
998 Great Deals out of 90,917 listings starting at $650
Used Toyota Corolla
786 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Ranger
196 Great Deals out of 5,805 listings starting at $1,650
Used Ford F-150
2,191 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Cavalier
1,000 listings

Used Cars For Sale

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.