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My battery will not hold a charge, the dash lights and radio turn on without the key in the ignition

On my 2002 Ford Escape I had my alternator and battery both changed in July. Now my battery is dead and will not hold a charge. while jumping it the dash lights and radio turn on when the key is not even in the ignition. My mechanic is saying it might be the computer??

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The first thing is to check for a draw on the batterywith a dvom/ volt meter. check repair book the spects.load test the battery

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The best way is to get a voltmeter and check the voltage of the battery with the truck running and not running. When the truck is running, the voltage across the battery terminals should be aboput 14.9 volts (showing the alternator is charging the battery). With the truck off, the battery voltage should be about 12 volts (showing that the battery is holding the charge). From there, you should be able to tell which is bad.

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This is the shift lock...you will need battery to release it electrically but there is an over ride by the shifter..either a button to push or a place to put your ignition key. This will release the shifter

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SOURCE: 2004 Ford Escape Electrical problem

This is a problem with the alternator. Diode rectifiers and voltage regulator replacement will give this baby a 14.2 voltage output. In this 3L V6 SUV removal of the alternator requires removing the right tire, the right axis and undercovering to reach the 6G alternator. It is a 133mm rectifier with a motorcraft, The serpentine belt is better removed from the bottom. Also keep a bucket on hand to recover the oil from the transmission.

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SOURCE: Ignition turns and key warning light comes on. Its a 98 Ford Expl

Sounds Like the Starter RELAY is Bad After Exhausting All other Test, Go For The RELAY
A SURE-SHOT way Is to Jumper Wire From Battery to (STARTER SIDE) of Relay if starter Works then Its the Starter Relay if NOT>>Then Its the STARTER<) Relay Instruction Below. STARTER Instructions Very Bottom
REMOVAL
WARNING: WHEN PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE STARTING SYSTEM BE AWARE THAT HEAVY GAUGE LEADS ARE CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO THE BATTERY. MAKE SURE PROTECTIVE CAPS ARE IN PLACE.

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
    1. Disconnect the starter motor solenoid relay switch wiring.
    1. Remove the protective cover.
    2. Disconnect the push-on electrical connector.
    3. Remove the nuts.
    4. Remove the cable.
      1. Remove the starter motor solenoid relay switch.
      1. Remove the engine sensor/generator wires.
      2. Remove the bolts and ground wire.
      3. Remove the starter motor solenoid relay switch.
      INSTALLATION
    5. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.
REMOVAL

WARNING: WHEN PERFORMING MAINTENANCE ON THE STARTING SYSTEM BE AWARE THAT HEAVY GAUGE LEADS ARE CONNECTED DIRECTLY TO THE BATTERY. MAKE SURE PROTECTIVE CAPS ARE IN PLACE WHEN MAINTENANCE IS COMPLETED.

  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. Raise and support the vehicle.
  3. Remove the starter motor solenoid terminal cover.
    1. Disconnect the starter wires.
    1. Remove the nuts.
    2. Disconnect the wires.Remove the nut and the starter ground cable
    3. Remove the bolt and the starter motor.
      1. Follow the removal procedure in reverse order. NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Battery won't hold charge

My 2002 Ford2.gif Escape had a similar issue later in 2006. My alternator died and I needed replacement. After replacing, the light would come on and off at times. When everything running (i.e. radio2.gif, air conditioner, driving lights) and tocuh electric windows up the power would lower and sometimes battery light on dashboard would come up. Original mechanic could find out what was going on and I lived for 2-3 years with it.

This past August 2009 after a long trip (i.e. 8 hours or so) my battery died. Brought to a auto parts place and they determined it was the baterry and the alternator. Since I was back on my home town I went to a good friend that is a mechanic and he fixed it for real.

He had a similar issue with three different Escapes coming back with alternator or baterry or both death. He found out that Ford has an official report for Escapes that when this happens the electric fan behind the radiator are short circuiting, affect direclty the baterry and alternator killing them, and needs replacement.

Try this and may work for you.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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