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Battery keeps dieing

I hope someone can help me out.I have replaced the battery with a new one.I have replaced the alternator with a new one.I have checked the wires and fuses and fuseable links.The alternator is good i have had it tested.It is a 1995 ford contour.Have i missed something please help me out i have turned gray over this.

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  • redbull30662 Jan 25, 2009

    tests have been done and both check out it runs for about 15 or 2o minutes if the battery is charged

  • redbull30662 Jan 25, 2009

    I have found the fuse 175 Amp and its good.Is there any fuseable links or sensors in the wiring before it connects to the alternator?The reason i ask is that i took the battery and alternator to the parts place to have them checked out.

  • gabin07 Feb 04, 2009

    i have the same problem.I was thinking of running a power wire from the back of the alt to the battery

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    The vehicle only runs for 15-20 mins. on a fully charged battery?

    Shut everything off, record battery voltage, vehicle not running.

    Start car & record battery voltage & report back with results please.

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    I am assuming the output voltage of alternator has been checked on the vehicle with it running and load on it, as in headlights, heater etc, on? So how long does it go before it dies? Has anyone done a current draw test on battery while it's in the car?

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THERE WILL BE A WIRE FUSE LINK THAT MAY BE BURNED. SOMETIMES THEY ARE HARD TO SEE BECAUSE THEY ARE COVERED WITH RUBBER AND YOU CAN NOT SEE THE DAMAGE HIDDEN BENEATH THE COVER. START THERE.

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