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Battery dies in the rain

I have had a few ignition coils replaced....4 to be exact. My car did fine with the first three but now it doesn't start when it rains out. My battery is in the trunk so it doesn't get yucky. The battery dies completely and nothing is left on...again....it ONLY happens when it rains. I have a lincoln ls and the trunk is electric and can not be opened by any means when the battery is dead....so its really fun...because I cant even get a jump start....a big high five to the idiot who invented that one......so the dealership comes and finds a positive charge under the hood and jump starts it telling me I should not do this because it may cause the memory ''brain'' to fail. They can not seem to figure out what is really wrong with my car. Its stressing me out. Please help. I hate my Lincoln Ls it has been nothing but problems since day one!!

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Since you've already had a smart aleck response from someone wich was probalby quite helpful! and you are obviously rather frustrated i would probably start( assuming you do mean that it wont turn over when it rains out ) by finding a manual release these cars are usaully equipment with them for sitiuations like these. next time it does this use a multimeter to see if you do in fact have voltage at the battery. Before it happens again i would probably try pulling all of my ground as well as power cables first to see if they are tight, next to see if there is a lot of corrosion at the battery and where it hooks in at the front of the car especially where the positive goes into your fuse panel computer supply (dont forget grounds there should be one going from the battery to the frame and one to the motor)when you have them apart clean them with a wire brush and use die-elecric grease to assure good positive connections. You should also have a load test done on the battery(wich is free at autozone and advance auto) because if you have a cell going bad or already bad sometimes thet can do some pretty weird thingsand a battery is usaually pretty cheap insurance. If it is in the ignition it is most likely either a distributor cap because these are notorious for wicking moisture if they are not sealed 100% correctly, or you have a problem with your ignition control module (wich autozone and advance test free also, on most models) the other test you can do yourself is a drain test this will tell you if you have a short somewhere in the system allowing it to stay on consistently killing your battery sporadically, pull the negative terminal put a test light between the battery ground and the terminal do not recconect the terminal if the test light lights up you have a problem have an assistant pull the fuses in the fuse block until the light goes out, now you have isolated the culprit and can have someone experienced with car electronics fix your problem. I know how weird electronics can be, so i hope i have been of some assistance. If you have any more questions just ask when you review my response chris

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Hey High Five to the guy who bought it..! but it's probably your alternator dying and killing your battery if not. it has to be one of your distributor coil cracked or damaged. Thats the only reason why a wet car wont start..! AHA!

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