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I have a 2001 ford explorer and i had a new alternator and battery put in but the battery keeps draining and the battery light stays on what could be the problem

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Find the main fuse box.pull fuses one at a time until you find the one that makes the battery sign go out.
its either that or the place that did the repair did not find the cause

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