Best Answer

It could be that your battery is not getting charged by the alternator, which would be either a dead battery, a bad alternator, or a wiring issue. I'd get it checked at an actual automotive electical specialist, not at an auto parts store or a Wal-Mart-ish place.


Try jump starting the battery and letting it run for awhile (15-20 mins). Turn the car off then see if it starts. Did you buy the alternator new or get it at a junk yard? If new then it's probably the battery, which you can easily replace. If the alternator was bought second hand go get another one. If that doen't work then try the new battery thing. If neither of these things work, then you might consider taking it to a repair shop. If you need a specialist they will tell you, but chances are they can fix whatever problem you're having.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2015-07-17 17:49:17
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why won't a 1998 Ford Contour 4 cylinder start and the battery light comes on after the alternator was replaced?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Why won't a 1998 ford contour start after the battery is replaced and alternator checks out good?

u might need a new starter

Replace spark plug 2001 Mazda tribute?

2002 Mazda tribute, what is cylinder misfire My #5 cylinder has a misfire. Battery light also flickers according to idle. So far not alternator. Alternator and battery was replaced maybe 2 years ago.

What does it meant when the battery light comes on in a 1995 Ford Contour GL and everything goes dead after driving it for about 10 minutes?

the battery is dead and needs to be charged or replaced, or it could also be the alternator is going bad

Why is the Battery light stuck on in my 1996 ford contour battery seems to be fine along with the alternator...?

Battery light usually means alternator not charging. Most common solutions would be be a bad alternator, bad connection, or loose alternator belt. If the battery and alt test ok than check the connections to the alternator and battery.

You just replaced the battery in a 99 cirrus but the battery light stays on?

did you check the alternator??

Mazda mx3 1994 4 cylinder your battery light is coming on along with engine electrical light sometimes you replaced the battery and the battery light still comes on sometimes along with the engine ele?


What could be wrong if i replaced the alternator and battery and still wont hold a charge?

Inside the alternator

Why alternator will not charge battery on 2005 ford focus... New alternator new battery replaced already?

Voltage regulator or loose wire.

Why would your car not start if you just replaced the battery and alternator?

Check the battery cables or starter.

Why does battery light on in Chevy Malibu?

Alternator is not charging. Have it tested and/or replaced.

You have replaced your starter alternator battery and battery cables on your Saturn why is it still losing power?

Voltage Regulator?

My Toyota Corolla had a battery replaced but the battery light is still on?

It could be an alternator. Check with a mechanic if that is the issue.

People also asked