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98 ford Taurus killing the battery while sitting over night

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  • Cedric b thompson Apr 28, 2017

    Thanks will do

  • Cedric b thompson May 01, 2017

    Did the draw test to see if anything staying on still didn't find anything check glove box,fuses alternator ,doors,window,locks, still looking
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  1. are the posts clean
  2. is there an extra wire on any post?
  3. are the connections tight?
  4. how old is the battery?
  5. It really appears your battery is worn out
  6. how are the liquid cells (distilled water) if neede
  7. Let me know how you make out ,
  8. Cheers
  9. Sir Dana

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SOURCE: put in new alternator 98 ford taurus dohc car will start thn stop

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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..

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