Car will not crank without disconnecting battery for at least 1 hour


Asked by Aug 16, 2016 at 04:08 AM about the 2003 Ford Taurus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

New battery with 100% charge ( checked on my own charger and at
Autozone ) When starting interior lights, radio etc all come on but no crank
at all. Disconnect both terminals on battery and let sit about an hour and it
fires right up. runs normal until you turn it off ( even if only a couple of
minutes running) it will not start again until you disconnect battery again for
an hour. Will not start with a jump or with the battery charger in jump start
mode until sitting with battery disconnected for an hour.  ( Checked
alternator and it is charging battery. Battery stays fully charged and will re
charge if deliberately let to run down then driven for a bit ) Cleaned both
positive and negative cables and posts with wire wheel brush on rotary tool.
Starter is 2.5 years old. Car is 2003 Taurus with 3.0 ltr engine. Any ideas
on what is driving me NUTS please ? Thanks in advance all :)

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