I was hoping everything was going to be smooth when planning to sell my 2005 Ford Focus ZX3 hatchback. I had it in for 120,000 mile maintenance and the battery was given a green light.
About one week later, it wouldn’t start and made a clicking noise. The 2nd service guy I called for a jump did an electrical test indicating the alternator wasn’t charging the battery.
So, I find a cheap alternator and pay a reputable shop to put it in. I thought I was good, but then the battery light came on. I continued to drive it this past Saturday, but eventually all the indicators, like the fuel guage, went out and I had it towed to a battery shop to have the battery replaced.
I drove it again locally, and the battery light came on again. It was still operable, but I noticed irregularities like the power steering seeming to fade on me.
Any ideas? I’m about out of patience. Thanks…