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Why might the battery on a 1991 Mercury Tracer not hold a charge?

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2015-07-17 17:41:58
2015-07-17 17:41:58

Its bad

Clean the battery connections and make sure the connections are good.

If the battery has been tested, has it been tested under an actual load, not just by placing the meter on it? also if the cells of the battery are beginning to break down, it will discharge at inopportune times,

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The battery might be bad or the charging system might be not good or the batteries life might expired.

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In general, no. The charger is designed for a specific battery profile, and it might not be able to properly charge and/or monitor the amount of charge if you put in a different battery.

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You might need a new charger or battery.

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yes, but you might need to charge

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