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dead battery or corrosion on eletrical connections wet wireing in motor bay if no response corrosion may be problem even if only small amount of corrosion can abstruct normal eletrical functions
There are a variety of things that could be going on. Check the battery to make sure it's holding a full charge. Also, the alternator could be going out. Check that the battery cables are tight and clean off any corrosion on the cables and battery posts. Also look for a loose wire coming from the battery and starter. There could also be a problem with the ignition switch.
There is a product that looks like flat washers made of felt that you can fit over the battery posts that will prevent corrosion (don't remember what it's called, but available at your local auto aprts store or Walmart). You can also try putting a dab of grease on the battery posts and terminals after cleaning. The grease will work best for you to help eliminate corrosion's. The point of putting grease on the terminals is to keep oxygen from coming in contact with the terminals and also help with keeping acid off the posts. When you clean the terminals use baking soda and water to neutralize the acid which will help for future corrosion
Most likely the battery is dead. Sometimes when the voltage regulator or the battery is performing poorly, it may tax one of the other starting/charging system components. To the point of failure. Sight unseen, first thing would be have battery checked for integrity. problem may even be as simple as a bad (corroded) connection on the battery. Baking soda and water can eliminate battery post corrosion. Corrosion on posts are simple to remedy, but can cause a lot of inconvenience, and danger at times too if the car leaves you stranded. Good luck.
The most common cause for your 1996 Lincoln to shut down is a charging system problem. The alternator or the battery are malfunctioning.
It is obviously a battery problem. First of all, check for signs of corrosion around the battery terminals. If there is a white chalky powder built up around the terminals, there is excessive corrosion. Remove both battery cables and clean the clamps and the battery posts. Replace the cables. and try to start. It may require a jump since the battery may be dead. Let it run for 15 minutes and try again. Secondly, the battery may be dead. Charge for a few hours with a charger and try to start. If this doesnt work, buy a new battery.
Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators 2003 thru 2007 have a problem with the rear window wiper pivot shaft assembly. Corrosion on the shaft is causing too much stress and is preventing the arm from returning to the rest position. The system continues to try to put the arm in the park or rest position and that drains the battery. This is covered in a recall and replacement should be free.
Make sure the connections on the battery are good and tight, make sure there's no corosion on the battery terminals either. alternator could be discharging the batttery, check it out Answer Had same problem with a 1995. changed alternator. worked for about 2 days. Then same problem. Took it in, found it was a bad negative battery cable. Looked fine but needed to be replaced. Had the exact same problem with my 98' TJ, it is internal corrosion on the smaller of the two red wires comming off the battery and going to the PDC. Replace the Battery cable!!! Fixed the problem on my Jeep.
Check for a bad ground. Follow the ground cable from the battery to the car's frame. If there is corrosion, remove the bolt, clean the area, and reattach.
It's gotta be the battery/electrical. Prob a corrosion in the battery line that shocked the electrical system get it towed to a dealer and tell them your story.