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lara
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Dead AX

Postby lara » Mon Oct 29, 2001 3:36 am

My friends Ax is dead, battery is totally flat, have jump started it and now starts fine. Fan belt seems all right, Battery and alternater were checked recently, charging properly, no lights left on. Any ideas?
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Postby Joolz » Tue Jan 15, 2002 3:48 am

I had a similar problem with a Ford Escort a few years ago. On that occassion the battery wasn't firmly located and would shift slightly. It would touch the bonnet hinge (when closed) and directly short out causing the battery to flatten and the car to die instantly. Open the bonnet and the problem was not apparent. I don't know the layout of an AX so this might be no use at all!
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Postby JohnD » Thu Jan 17, 2002 12:52 am

A duff battery maybe?????? My three year old Zantia's battery suddenly gave up, fifteen minutes after a 200 mile drive.
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Postby hardmanm » Wed Jan 30, 2002 5:39 pm

Unfortunately modern batteries tend to suddenly die, usually brought on by a cold snap, producing exactly the symptoms you describe, this can happen when they are as young as 2-3 years. It is probably worth checking that nothing is discharging the battery, it you can't find anything resign yourself to getting a new battery.
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