Q: Car dies while driving - 1993 Ford Thunderbird

asked by on

I already have a new battery and alternator in but it still has this problem. I can jump it and then it will drive for a few minutes but then the headlights dim and the turn signals stop working as I watch the power slowly drain as it dies. After about 5 minutes the meter says the car is completely dead with no electrical systems working, yet I can still drive it till I come to a complete stop and the car will completely die.
My car has a manual transmission.

You need to check the large fuse links at the harness from the alternator to the battery. If the fuse link is blown the battery will not get charged. If you are having trouble pinpointing the problem, a local expert from YourMechanic can inspect the stalling problem and assist you with the proper repairs.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Car dies while driving - 1993 Ford Thunderbird

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Issue with my car stalling - 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

Hello, thanks for writing in. Replacing the battery reset the diagnostic code retention, so if a problem code for catalytic converter failure is present, that is a persistent problem, and requires attention. The sluggish performance you mentions, and your advanced...

Q: i dont know if the problems with my (battery) could affect the gas pedal. But it HAS BEEN CLEANED.

Hi there. In most cases, when your car starts, the job of the battery is done; and power to all electrical components is supplied by the alternator. It's possible that the cleaning of your battery is not what is causing...

Q: Just put a new carburetor, battery, starter relay, alternator, car stalls out while driving and battery dies when restarted

The battery should be load tested. Simply charging the battery or measuring voltage is not adequate. Measure charging output, too. You want to confirm that the ignition system, including for instance the ignition coil and ignition switch, are not intermittently...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...