Question about 2007 Ford Fusion I4 SEL Sedan
My battery is being drained. Had batt and alternator checked. Both good. After a jump start sometimes it would be fine for a week, then it wouldn't start the next day. Came to find the trunk light was always on. Pulled the bulb. Was good for a week. Now back to it might start it might not. When I shut the car off I hear a few clicking noises. Hear these same noises any time I turn anything electrical on or off. The trunk light fuse seems to be on same as battery saver. Can I just pull this fuse? What other things could it be?
The clicking noise is a depleted battery (if the solenoid is integrated into the starter) I had a similar challenge with my 20 year old Honda, the battery terminals had expanded over time due to overtightening and no longer connected fully if you can find battery terminal sleeves check link below http://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/car-batteries/battery/other-batteries/other-car-batteries/?412775000&0&cc5_1026 these are ideal if not I used heavy duty tin foil that I folded to the correct shape and thickness. I am also assuming the battery is fully functional and in good working order.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would first have the alternator checked by an auto electrician to ensure it is working correctly and is providing the correct volume of current. It may be faulty and when driving you will be drawing battery power instead of power from the alternator to run the electrics. This will drain the battery.
Alternators do not last forever and if you are still running the original unit it is likely to be on it's last legs and you will need a replacement unit.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
I had the same problem, but it wasnt happening every time. Alt and Battery tested good. About 1 month later the alternator went out and I had to have it rebuilt.
Posted on Dec 16, 2009
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