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2006 Lincoln zephyr: electrical system..car wont start..fuse panel

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2006 Lincoln zephyr electrical system seems dead, car won't start, alarm light flashing and clicking noise coming from fuse panel area
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 years ago.

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The first recommendation is to check the battery voltage, it should show 12.6, anything lower than 12.0 DC volts means the battery is dead, so you then need to try a jump start and then get the battery tested.

 

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Experience: 16 years experience with Lincoln
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Battery is new (6 months) and car was running fine, turned off and 15 mins later problem started.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 years ago.
Have you actually tested the battery voltage on the battery terminals and battery posts to make sure there is sufficient power and good connections showing no resistance. Another form of a voltage test is to firmly seat the cables on the battery and turn on the headlights for 2 minutes to see if they remain bright, now leave them on and try to start the vehicle. If the lights go off or dim very low then the battery is weak or the connections on the sending or recieving end of the battery cables are experiencing resistance..
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I don't have a voltage tester. Tried jumping the car and now the electrical seems to partially work, lights come on, dash lights are on, says check charging system, car still won't start or turn over
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 years ago.
Did you do the head light test I mentioned while not jump starting it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Nothing will turn on without jumping it
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 years ago.
A volt meter would really help here because its for sure a battery power issue, I am pretty confident its a shorted cell in the battery and my second pick is resistance in the battery cables or there connections..

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