Q: Car not getting power

asked by on

I am not getting any power at all. Is it my alternator?

The information provided for your Mercury is a bit limited, however, I can attempt to point you in the right direction. I assume we are talking about electrical power as you have questioned the alternator. The alternators job is to charge the battery as well as power the electrical system in the vehicle while your Mercury Milan is running. If you are attempting to start the vehicle and absolutely nothing is happening such as no lights on the dashboard, no signs of the starter engaging when you turn the key, it’s likely you are having problems with your battery. To verify this, I highly recommend enlisting the assistance of a certified mechanic, they will be able to inspect your car’s battery, alternator, and other components to determine why the car is not getting any power.

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 not getting power

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: A/C blows warm air - 2006 Mercury Milan

Hello. The blower motor is responsible for blowing the air (regardless of whether it's hot or cold) and the blend doors you had repaired are responsible for where that air goes. The temperature is not related to the blower motor...

Q: Why would a new bettery be corroding so much already?

First thing to check is to see if all the corrosion was removed and neutralized on the battery clamp and cable. The have the charging performance tested to see it the alternator is not overcharging and causing the battery to...

Q: 2001 Saturn L300 turns over won't start it just stalled out and won't start

Hello, thank you for writing in. When it comes to a stalling issues, you want to turn your attention to the spark and power supply first. It is good you have partially ruled out the fuel supply as the problem....

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...