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Old 25-05-2018, 14:55   #51
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Old 25-05-2018, 16:16   #52
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a lighter and a calculator ?

what am I gonna with those then mcgyver?
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Old 25-05-2018, 16:56   #53
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when it happens, nothing gets any power, it's dead as a doornail, even the hazard lights don't come on, central locking won't respond etc

haven't tested with multimeter, but always wanted one, could be good excuse

where do I poke it to test then?
Meter across the battery, if it shows less than 14v with the engine running and no lights, Aircon or anything else on then the alternator is fucked.

It can still be enough to keep the battery just high enough to start the car, but not enough to actually run it properly.

Buy my Mondeo - I just did nearly 1,500 miles in it on holiday over the last week and it's perfectly reliable.
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Old 25-05-2018, 16:59   #54
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But how would it be a drained/weak battery if resetting connections lets it start again and run fine for another several days?
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Old 25-05-2018, 17:01   #55
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Yeah, a dodgy earth connection can cause all sorts of problems.
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Old 25-05-2018, 17:09   #56
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That's not a battery problem though.
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Old 25-05-2018, 17:27   #57
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Dodgy earth can lead to battery degredation to the point where an alternator issue would leave the battery just low enough to not start, or as is more often the case in modern cars - ECUs and other control units often require a higher voltage than 'just' the 12v the battery is supposed to have; flaky earth means the ECUs see less-than-optimal electrical nonsense so refuse to do anything. Resetting connections gives them just enough to give the starter the OK. Alternator builds the battery up a wee bit initially but the battery and earth slowly do downhill over the next few days and the cycle continues.

Had a very similar issue on a 2008ish Fiesta a few years back that was cured with a new alternator (cheaper than having one refurbed) and battery, then chasing the earth's, cleaning them and reseating them.
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I would love to look at this in person. I bet chunkles would too. SHAME
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Old 25-05-2018, 17:40   #59
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Not gone through the whole thread but if reseating the battery terminals always fixes it then when it next refuses to start I would check for continuity between the terminals and chassis/fuse box and/or ECU. It could be that one of the leads is loose/degraded. As said a few times a multimeter will definitely be your friend here and for other things with a little practice
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