Yesterday my 1995 Escort LX wouldn't start. It had run fine that
day. My uncle came and boosted it off. That got us home fine.
This morning my dad took the battery to a local auto parts store.
There had been some corrosion. He wiped that off. The battery tested
at being 80 percent fine. We made it to church fine.
After church, we stopped at a drug store. The car wouldn't start
again. My uncle boosted it off again. We stopped for some takeout
food, but didn't kill the motor. Finally, the car died while turning
in our driveway. We got it parked, but haven't tried it since.
What could be the problem: alternator, battery, starter, or
something else? We still have that beeping noise. One mechanic said
that it was an alarm installed by a previous owner. How about the
ignition? Overall, this has been a very good car.