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Battery drain! New Alternator, and battery... Car dies

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Battery drain! New...

Battery drain! New Alternator, and battery... Car dies randomly, or gages go crazy wanting to shut off but don't. Battery has drained a few times now but I have wires all over the place .attached to a ped fuse, its a mess. I believe I have something not grounded but then again I know nothing! HELP

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked all the fuses? Do you have a wiring diagram?

No not really. Ive checked the ones I believe are important?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2003 Mustang Base

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Mustang yourself? What have you tried so far?

Well haven't really fixed much and Yes on my own

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I have pictures but it might take a minute to get them off my phone?

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: Gabriel Grey, Auto Service Technician replied 8 months ago
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Good evening, I hope you are doing grrat. My name is ***** ***** am a Ford technician and would be happy to assist you with this.Do you have access to a multimeter to perform a few voltage tests?I would recommend first tracing and inspecting the wires from the alternator, these are pretty common to get old/brittle and start to cause signal issues. If all the wires there look good then we will need to move onto the next step
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