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post #1 of 3 Old 02-28-2002, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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car went crazy on me.. help!

ok here is what happened.

i had to get a new alternator for my car cause mine went out.. when i hooked it up i turned on the car and then all of a sudden the windshield wipers started going crazy and sparying out water... i turned the car off as soon as it started to do that and the windshield wipers kept going and the radiator fan kept going too..

now when ever the battery cable is hooked up the fan comes on and the windshield wipers come on when you turn on the key..

i checked all the fuses and they are all good..
i dont understand what the hell is going on.

anther thing is the car isnt even warm at all when the fan comes on.. the car isnt even on.. just battery connected... and i made sure the windshield wipers were not on...

its like when the rpms increase so does the speed of the windsheild wipers.

pls help
thx

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Corroded battery terminals?

Bad Battery?

The only other thing i can think of is a bad wiring connection somewhere; either in the battery's wiring, or in the electrical system. In my ol thunderbird once i took out the instrument cluster and when i put it back in the harness wasn't plugged in all the way. Well everything was bass ackwards going crazy untill i fixed it. Did you check the computer for codes?

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It might be your pcm. I had one go out and the fan wouldn't turn on. Perhaps you spiked yours with the alternator. They are about $120 from ford. But I don't know if this is the problem, just an idea. Check to see if the wipers are controled by it, I know the fan is.
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