I just purchased a 94 ford taurus a couple of weeks ago and found that when
driving with the lights on they would shut off on their own, after no
specific amount of time and then come back on after 4-5 seconds. So I
asked some people what they might think it would be and majority said that
it was my alternator. So I went to O'Reilly's and they found out the rather
than my alternator being the problem, it was my battery--it wasn't putting
out enough volts.
So, I went to get a new one and it wasn't in stock. So the manager
cross-referenced it and said to use that battery until the one that I
actually need comes in. The battery he gave me is smaller and now my car
has problems starting. HELP!!
For the REST of you...who might stumble on this using a search..
All symptoms he describes dont add up:
1. Low battery voltage causes lights to dim... not go on and off
1a. He would also have trouble starting car if it was either the
alternator or battery
2. Headlight circuit breaker is automatically resetting.. if you have the
problem he describes there is either a high-resistance short or the
circuit breaker is faulty.
3. For a parts store not to have a battery for a Taurus is ludicrous on
the face of it. EVERY store has a battery to fit a Taurus. Or the one
across the street does
3a. if the battery is 12v and made to fit any car... or a large garden
tractor... it will start the car unless he has other problems.
Therefore he is a troll, or, he and everyone he has consulted is an
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