I recently replaced the battery and alternater in my1998 ford escort se. Well the battery is dead every morning and I have to get a jump. It starts up, runs great. The next morning dead again? Why???

Asked by Sep 13, 2015 at 06:07 AM about the 1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

1,665

check the wires to the alternator. i think they had a problem shorting out there

121,115

Here's a trick you can try if you are not good with electrical troubleshooting. First fully charge your battery, you will need two people and some time and patience. Hook up a meter to the battey and you will need to pull fuses one at a time, when you see the volts go up, that will give you a good idea of the circuit that has a short...

Your Answer:

Ford Escort Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,100
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    930
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    460
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
390 Great Deals out of 80,764 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Mustang
266 Great Deals out of 37,717 listings starting at $1,350
Used Toyota Corolla
614 Great Deals out of 66,450 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Fiesta
107 Great Deals out of 16,720 listings starting at $2,999
Used Ford Explorer
874 Great Deals out of 67,606 listings starting at $800
Used Honda Civic
366 Great Deals out of 49,151 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Taurus
194 Great Deals out of 15,823 listings starting at $600
Used Honda Accord
574 Great Deals out of 103,380 listings starting at $950
Used Ford F-150
2,300 Great Deals out of 208,486 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Ranger
129 Great Deals out of 4,352 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Camaro
237 Great Deals out of 27,288 listings starting at $2,077

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.