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Chris (aka- Moose), Mercury Technician
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Experience:  16 years experience with Mercury
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My car just died and needed jumped off and the weird thing

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My car just died and needed jumped off and the weird thing was it started up but when I unhooked the other car it was fine but once I undone the postitve it died....
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: No :(
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2002 Mercury grAnd marquis
JA: Are you fixing your Grand Marquis yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Very weird
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I drove home with just a positive jumper cable hooked up to my postitve side. It was very scary
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Mercury
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Wondering why one red jumper cable connected to a red postitve will keep my car running
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 3 months ago.

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Your concern looks to be either an alternator not charging well or the battery posts are not making good enough contact with the battery posts. Can you check the voltage on the battery posts and see if you get the same reading on the battery terminals while the car is off with the headlights on.

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Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 months ago.

Hello Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris