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Virtual Wrench, Lincoln Mechanic
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Won't start after working on drivers passenger power window

Customer Question

Won't start after working on drivers passenger power window assembly.
JA: Have you checked the fuses?
Customer: Don't know which ones
JA: What is the model/year of your Lincoln?
Customer: 2001 Lincoln ls
JA: Are you fixing your LS yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Checked battery. Dud leave key on for perhaps an hour.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Steering wheel moves into position n all desk lights come on. That's it. No clicking sound like a low battery. Put quick charge on and nothing.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Welcome,

I have been a professional master mechanic for over 35 years and am happy to help you with this.

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Do you happen to have a volt meter to do a quick test with?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Does that mean you DO have a volt meter?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No I don't wish to talk to you
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Thats ok, we can just type back and forth. Is that ok?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Battery is showing 8.5 volts. Meter does not have a 12V setting
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Good deal,

If you have a volt meter i need you to place it on the battery cable ends and record the voltage.

Then, with the meter still connected, try to start it and record what the voltage drops to and let me know please.

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Ok, i see you have already done some testing.

be right back

Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

The battery is way to low. it HAS to be at least 12 volts in order to make the starter work. If the battery is older than 5 years i would repace it because it should have been able to handle the key being turned on for an hour.

This means it has very little reserve capacity and should be replaced. Thats also why it wouldnt take a quick charge.

Larry

any further questions just let me know

Larry

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Placed a pocket power on it and it will not start either
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Rockford pocket power
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Battery is showing 11.64
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That's on a 9v setting on the meter
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

what is the reading while you are trying to start it?