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2005 Ford Taurus. While driving if I use anything with power

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2005 Ford Taurus. While driving if I use anything with power (radio, window, etc.) car shuts down, dies. Took to mechanic. Said they can't find what's wrong. No codes.
Any ideas?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

Hello, adding a draw would make you think the charging system is at fault. Does the battery ever go dead or the vehicle start slowly?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
checking one
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It does not
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
waiting for response please
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

I would test the alternator for poor performance. It may be able to keep the vehicle running until you put a load on it. If the diodes are bad in the alternator this can cause the issue. A poor connection can also cause this with a lot of corrosion on the battery cables.