Sorry to hear about your problems.... it would be much simpler to have
addressed the original problem in a timely manner rather than waiting for it
to turn ito a laundry list.
It almost sounds like the battery went bad... continuing to use the car has
probably eaten the alternator. Operating some accessories at lower than
designed voltage can damage those accessories.
Start with a proper AVR test ( a shop will have to do this unless you have
access to some specialized equipment). The battery terminals NEDD TO BRE
CLEAN (shiney) AND TIGHT!!! Fix the main problem before going on to the
next... often, curing one problem can cure others.
The brake problem will be a different concern. Your car is a machine..... as
a machine it will need regular care and maintenance. Without regular
inspections and service, your car can turn into a death machine in a
heartbeat or a worthless pile of junk in short order. I would hazard a guess
that your car is the most expensive thing you have ever bought.... you would
be well served to look after it like it was the most expensive thing you've
Hello all you experts out there. I got a little problem with my Mustang that
has been slowly developing. It started awhile ago when the car would not
hold a charge after it hadn't been driven in a few days or the weather
dropped really cold. (I live in New York.) Then the fan switch on the
climate control settings would only work on the highest setting. Recently,
the car won't even hold a charge overnight so I've had to use a portable
battery to get it started. Today, I took it out for a little spin and
mid-trip all of the dash lights suddenly came on, the car sputtered, and the
then the theft light started flashing for the entire ride home. (Luckily it
didn't stall out or anything.) When I attempted the use my keyless entry to
lock the car it wouldn't even recognize it. I checked the obvious things
like replacing the battery and checking all of the terminals for corrosion
and everything looks good on that end. Does anyone know where I can start
for troubleshooting it or should I just take it to the local dealer?
On another note, that may or may not be related, the brakes seem awfully
weak too. I have to push it all the way down and the Mustang has nowhere
near the stopping power it had before. I checked the pads and brake fluid
and they check out ok as well.
Thanks for any advice that anyone can give me, I could really use it right