Question about 2002 Ford ZX2
My car has had some wierd problems ever since an accident a few years ago... rear defrost wont work, dome light works some times not others, etc... The car wouldn't start at all so we replaced the battery. Everything was fine for a couple weeks then it died again. When I hooked a charger up to it the anti-theft system started going crazy and didn't want to shut off. It finally did after hitting the button 20-25 times. The battery finished charging and it was fine for another couple weeks. Now it is dead again... I am thinking there is something pulling on the battery when the car is off??? Any ideas what could be wrong? how to fix it? Thank you!
Go to your nearest autozone and have your charging/staring system checked. If they find a problem with the alternator, that may explain your battery problems. If your think that one of your electrical systems may be pulling a "parasitic draw" or constant load, that is more complicated to diagnose. To diagnose a constant draw of your battery , you would need a ammeter connected inline with each circuit. Disconnect each fuse and connect a amp meter where the fuse would go, and record your resutls with the car off. The circuit with the most amperage is where I would start looking.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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