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I have no power but the battery is fully charged, can't get…

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I have no power...

I have no power but the battery is fully charged, can't get out of park

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

I get an intermittent flicker of brake lights

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

2008 edge

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

I haven't tried anything as this just happened after I drove home from work and parked in the garage

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago
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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

no horn, radio or headlights?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

no horn, radio or headlights?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No nothing
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

ok, disconnect the negative battery cable. then touch it to the negative post and let me know if you get sparks

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
will do.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

ok and let me know

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Hi David, no, no spark.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

do you have a voltmeter?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No, I don't
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

ok, can you see where the negative cable connects to the chassis?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
will go look.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
o.k I see where.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

put the negative terminal back on the battery and loosen that ground right there.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
o.k.
Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

tell me if the car makes any noises while you have it loose and move it around.

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Ford Mechanic: David Craig, Auto Mechanic replied 1 month ago

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