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I have a 1999 lincoln town car, it runs fine on two separate

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i have a 1999 lincoln town car , it runs fine on two separate occasions while driving first the radio would go dead then the a/c would shut off and then the lights would go off and finally it would die . on both occasions within a few minutes it started back up and drove to my final destination any ideals ?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

What you experienced was the alternator not charging and the car running off of the abttery voltage and the battery voltage got down to low. Since this has only happened twice and has resolved itself. It is going to be hard to fugure out. I would start by cleaning the battery terminals, then the alternator terminal and connector to make sure there are no bad connections causing resistance.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
all of the above was already done
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Thanks,

What else have you done so we do not have to go through that again?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I. Have checked the battery voltage while the car is running to verify that the alternator is keeping it charged and it is
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

Have you checked the battery voltage while this issue is occurring?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
no i have not
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

To diagnose this charging issue. Tests need to be done when the fault is occurring. I can forward those tests if needed. Being it is intermittent the best logical guess is the alternator is to blame since all wiring is fine.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 8 months ago.

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Thanks Chris