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Problems starting & a flash


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Hi guys....

 

As basic as I can be really...... for the past week, I have noticed the truck has been taking a little longer to start up.....

 

Yesterday, when Martin started it, it struggled a bit and once it fired up... the indicators flashed twice?

 

This morning, I wanted to turn the truck over as I have to go the airport I did not want to discover that the thing wouldnt turn at all.... it REALLY struggled to start but managed it.... and again it flashed its indicators twice......

 

I can not see anything in the Manual & I also can not find anything on google.... I know the struggling starting means it could need a new battery..... its not had one since 2003, but what I want to know is:

 

 

why when I start the thing (and it struggles) does it flash its indicators twice at me? is this some type of warning from Ford to say, check your truck its dying?? or could it be down to, its struggling to start, so when it finally fires up the toad alarm flicks the indicators to tell you it is active?

 

any help appreciated. :thumb:

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your right about the power dropping to a low point where the alarm has no supply due to the starter draining the battery completely and then as soon as she fires the alternator spins up powering up the alarm again, hence the flashing. i'm amazed that you have had a battery last that long.
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your right about the power dropping to a low point where the alarm has no supply due to the starter draining the battery completely and then as soon as she fires the alternator spins up powering up the alarm again, hence the flashing. i'm amazed that you have had a battery last that long.

 

my old escort i sold last year had the original still fitted from ford... 1st charge date was june 1995 according to a stamp on it lol :D It still worked fine

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