car start only by jump starting,but once i take jump cables of other car 5 seconds later car shuts off.

Asked by Mar 22, 2015 at 03:49 PM about the 1999 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan

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Fully charge the battery and have it tested, it might have a dead cell.

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Have alternator tested, it's probably done and it took the battery out with it

sounds to me your alternator is shot

Could be dead battery,your alt., or you could have bad connection on cables.Make sure cables are clean of any crud,if that still does not work try tin foil on post then put cables on over the top of it if that works you need new cables.

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