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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-29-2019, 07:34 PM
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Try connecting your charger to a battery that you know is good to make sure that the charger is working. If it is, you probably have a shorted cell in your battery.

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This iz embarasking. I called AAA to tow the car to the local dealer. He jumped and started it straight off. I'm still going to have the dealer check it out. Since I bought the car used there was no owners manual. Why do people throw out owners manuals? Any way, after doing a search I found an online manual that calls you to use a special grounding post near the firewall.
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You can buy an actual owners manual at helminc.com for $35.

I'm glad that you got the problem solved, and that you let us know what it was.

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Why ask for help then ignore suggestions?

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Get an extra long heavy duty jumper cable and hook'er up. If you don't have dead cells she'll be good to go.
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This iz embarasking. I called AAA to tow the car to the local dealer. He jumped and started it straight off.
So you didn't bother to try and jumpstart the car?
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Sorry I didn't answer sooner. Yes, I did try to jump start it. I tried using a dedicated jump start machine as well my turbo MKZ. Neither do doodly. Found out at the dealer (why do the idiot engineers make the batteries in accessible, as on the Sky and Dodge Intrepid?) that two cells were dead and another on life support.
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It's not that hard to remove the fender for battery access, either.
It harder than you think to access the battery. Remove right front wheel. Prop passenger open. Remove lower fiberglass fender panel. Find hidden screws to remove metal fender. Remove battery tray. Disconnect battery. Remove battery & replace. Put in battery tray. Reconnect cables. Reattach battery tray making sure cables aren't touching anything. Reattach metal fender, making sure it is properly aligned and hidden screws are installed correctly. Reinstall lower fiberglass fender, making sure the right screws are used in the right places and the 'glass doesn't break and it's properly aligned. Reinstall wheel. Close passenger door. Try to start vehicle.
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It harder than you think to access the battery. Remove right front wheel. Prop passenger open. Remove lower fiberglass fender panel. Find hidden screws to remove metal fender. Remove battery tray. Disconnect battery. Remove battery & replace. Put in battery tray. Reconnect cables. Reattach battery tray making sure cables aren't touching anything. Reattach metal fender, making sure it is properly aligned and hidden screws are installed correctly. Reinstall lower fiberglass fender, making sure the right screws are used in the right places and the 'glass doesn't break and it's properly aligned. Reinstall wheel. Close passenger door. Try to start vehicle.
There are a couple of extra steps here compared to what i did, but glad it worked for you.
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