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Posted on Apr 28, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check mega fuse. Side of fuse box under hood. Slide cover off and test both studs. Should have 12 volts on both studs. If not. Fuse blow.
Posted on Nov 22, 2012
SOURCE: need new car battery
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2.0L Zetec-E engine BXT-96R
The number one cause of the battery drain you describe is the battery itself. Remove the battery from the vehicle and clean the battery exterior and the area the battery sits in with baking soda mixed with water. Clean the battery cable conections and re-install the battery. While it's possible something is staying on or activating and draining the battery that's a much less frequent occurrence. You should start by having your starting and charging system checked. If you express to the shop that you're concerned that something may be draining the battery while the vehicle is off, they should also perform what's called a "draw test."
While some items (such as the clock) remain on even though the vehicle is off, their power consumption is low. Performing a draw test will tell the technician how much current is flowing while the vehicle is off. It should be less than 50mA. Anything 100mA or above is cause for concern. Look at, of course, dome light & courtesy lights, glove box light, trunk & hood light. Also in very rare instances you may have a power window switch stuck in the up position. Even rarer would be a power door switch stuck. I would suspect you need a new battery, especially if the battery is over 3 years old.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
First I would replace the voltage regulator. Also check the battery for dead cells. Check your battery connections and make sure they are clean and tight. Make sure battery acid has not damaged your battery cables.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
you can stop by and auto parts store and they will check you charging system for free and let you know for sure if it is the battery or alternator
Posted on Aug 28, 2010
SOURCE: My 98 Ford Taurus has
You could have a bad switch somewhere, like in the glove compartment, which wouldn't allow the light to turn off, or it could be a relay not allowing your interior lights to shut off when you close the door, or your headlight switch might be faulty, or anything like that. Start with checking all your lights in the car to see if something does not go out when the car is shut off and write back..
Posted on May 06, 2011
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