Ground sire


#1

bought 99 ford expedition 5/9/07

battery & alternator replaced 5/29/07

odometer works some times / failed inspection (also failed for bad tire) dealership said no repsonsibiity out of warranty - didn’t have inspected within time frame?

9/7/09 car completely dead - power windows, etc. auto place who replace battery and alternator says need new starter and solonoid - ground wire bad? sound right? thanks could the ground wire go bad ‘after’ the new alternator and battery installed?


#2

Certainly possible. The ground could have been bad or it could have failed recently. I doubt if there is any way of being sure.


#3

A bad battery ground cable could cause the electrical system to not work but a bad starter and solenoid would only keep you from starting the engine. Another thing to check is the main battery cable connection to the solenoid. There may be a fusible link at the solenoid end that is causing a problem or the main cable itself has some internal corrosion.