Question about 1997 Ford Taurus
Last week i ran my radio till my battery went dead. i got a jump with no prob. on the next morn the car cranks with no prob. the next morn after the car does not start. i had been havn a problem with the neutral safety swith(TRC) so i changed it thinking that was the problem. i had my battery charged and installed it, car cranks with no problem. this morning i go to crank and it doesnt. i have dash lights but they are not full in illluminaton. can u help please. something is draining the battery. I didnt leave any thing on over nite.
If it still goes bad after you replace the battery, you will need to isolate the problem. It could be bad diode(s) in the Alternator, but it could also be something else.
If you don't already have one, I would get a DC AMP Clamp Meter (around $50 from Sears) connect it and take note of the current draw reading. Then start pulling fuses one at a time until the current draw goes away. Once you have isolated the fuse that made the draw go away, find a wiring diagram (there might be one here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html
Then reinstall the fuse and start unplugging items on that circuit until you find the culprit.
hope this helps!
Posted on Nov 14, 2014
Have the battery tested, many times when u run the battery dead it ruins the battery, if the battery was good u should have been able to listen to the radio for at least 4 hours and still start the car, chances are the battery is no good. Kragen auto and others do this for free. Never assume u have a drain until all other poss are checked. Let me know what u find, I am fairly sure the battery will test bad.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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