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So.... I had an issue with the generator (Alternator) and had to replace it. I started the mustang after much groaning on the old generator, and drove it into the garage. I then disconnected the battery and proceeded to install a new 130 amp generator.

Got the new unit in, and attempted to start the car. when I place the key into accessory, I get all of the priming, lights and everything else.
I put the Parking Brake on to keep the lights off, removed the stereo face, to keep the battery draw a small as possible.

I turn the key to the start position, and all I get is a click now. 1 Click and then nothing. 1 Click and all of the warning lights go off, and stay off until I release the key.:scratchchin

Battery reads about 12 or 13 volts (voltage show 8 to 18 on the dash board, and the indicator points straight up when in accessory).

I just tried it again, and actually got 2 clicks (one time only). I attempted to jump the mustang and left the booster cables on for about 5 minutes or so, and tried again, but nothing new.:headscratch:

I'd love to hear anything and everything you can think of....

Starter possibly, but can it go that quickly? Start the car 35 minutes earlier, and then nothing?

Again anything you can think of I'd appreciate it.

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KZMustanGT
 

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Hello kzMustang,
I would charge the battery. Even though it may show volts, there is prob not enough cranking amps. The battery should be charged using a trickle charger. That is my first thought

Whenyou try to jump the battery, did you here the other vehicle slow down like tit is putting a strain on the motor? You should here the rpm of the other vehicle drop if connected .

The click tells me that the battery is at fault. There are a few other things that could be at fault but try the battery with a good charge even if you have to take it to a station to have them charge it.

I am a bit confused on the groaning of the alternqtor? The starter should graon perhaps or you could groan changing the alternator but a bit confused. Try the battery.... Print Dad
 

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Wow. Thanks for the quick response

Hello kzMustang,
I would charge the battery. Even though it may show volts, there is prob not enough cranking amps. The battery should be charged using a trickle charger. That is my first thought

Whenyou try to jump the battery, did you here the other vehicle slow down like tit is putting a strain on the motor? You should here the rpm of the other vehicle drop if connected .

The click tells me that the battery is at fault. There are a few other things that could be at fault but try the battery with a good charge even if you have to take it to a station to have them charge it.

I am a bit confused on the groaning of the alternator? The starter should groan perhaps or you could groan changing the alternator but a bit confused. Try the battery.... Print Dad
Print Dad,

Thanks for the quick reply. I am going to pick up a trickle charger.

Yes to the engine strain on the other vehicle. As for the groaning on the old alternator, the car was basically refusing to start the first two times, and then it kicked in.:eek:nline2long:

Will charge the battery and then post update.

Thanks again!!! :shiny:
 

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Sounds like the battery needs charging. When you jump start with another vehicle, it must be a vehicle with a V-8 as well. A V-6 or 4 cylinder vehicle does not have the required cranking amps to jump start your engine. Good luck, Tommy.
 

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Sounds like the battery needs charging. When you jump start with another vehicle, it must be a vehicle with a V-8 as well. A V-6 or 4 cylinder vehicle does not have the required cranking amps to jump start your engine. Good luck, Tommy.
I beg to differ, I've jump started my car on a Honda Accord.
 

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If I were to make a bet, I'd say that you have a bad connection either at the terminals, the ground, or the starter. Other than that, if you're showing 13 volts at the battery it should start. You can remove the battery and take it to the auto parts store, they'll load-test it for free, and that will tell you for sure if its good or not, but my money is on a bad connection. Let us know what you find.
 

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Click, Click, Click.... Nuthin!

Brand New Battery
Brand New Generator (Alternator)

Installed the new battery and still the same thing. The vehicle clicks once, and then nothing.

I had someone look at the engine when trying to start it, and there is no movement "At All" :headscratch:

So I noticed something new this time. From the parking brake, between the two rubber strips, came a small wisp of white smoke. Almost could not see it, but caught it out of the corner of my eye.
I can only see one connector under the parking brake, so I am assuming that I will have to take the center console out and see what the heck all that was.

I have no idea as to where to start now, so I'd like to ask for any and all suggestions.

Thanks in advance to all of you.

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KZMustang
 

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We just installed a 160 amp alternator!

We just installed a 160 amp alternator in my son's 2003 GT Mustang as shown in the pictures below. Did you run a heavy duty wire to support your new alternator, or are you just using the existing stock wiring? We were told that we had to install another wire, this is in addition to the stock alternator wiring. So, we ran a 0 gauge wire from the positive alternator terminal, to the positive battery terminal. We also installed an inline 200 amp fuse holder between the alternator and the positive battery terminal. I'm thinking if you did not do this, perhaps you may have burnt out something in your ignition system. Not sure, just speculating, something to think about. Good luck, Tommy.





 

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Found this interesting article!

Just found this article. Good to know information. I some how get the feeling that your problem is elsewhere. I'm thinking more along the lines that perhaps your CCRM, or your Crankshaft Sensor went bad. Have you checked on them? Just read your original thread again. Now I'm wondering if your original alternator shorted out your starter? Have you tried removing your starter and testing it straight from the battery. Might be worth the effort! Good luck, Tommy.

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