Letting the car sit for a while let the battery die. When I try to attach jumper cables, the theft alarm goes off. ECB has long since ceased to function. What do I need to do so I can restart the a

Asked by Mar 17, 2017 at 04:31 PM about the 2001 Ford Escape

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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You will have to run the deactivation procedure listed in the owners manual. If the battery has been flat for too long it will need replacement, it would be best if the battery was up to full capacity before attempting to even start the engine as you could very easily fry the alternator as it is not designed to charge a extremely discharged battery like you have.

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