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1998 Ford Explorer

Two days ago, my truck wouldn't start & I thought I had a dead battery. I charged the battery until it was fully charged, drove with it all day with no other problems, upon turning the truck off and letting it sit for approx. 2 hrs., the battery was dead again. I have checked all fuses, alternate connections, changed to a different battery, used multi-meter for all wiring and electrical and it all checks out,
but for some reason, my truck is still not holding a charge.

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  • Joe Shuler
    Joe Shuler May 11, 2010

    when you changed the battery, did you leave the test battery in the car over night to see if it would kill it?



  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    battery wil not hold charge, bought new battery, serveral days later (not driven), battery is dead

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    truck sets for 3-4 days and batteries go dead. Then may be ok for 2 or 3 weeks and down again

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Had same problem when my rear wiper motor went out. I had to locate all the rear wiper motor fuses and take them out to stop it. Am now waiting to replace my wiper motor.

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I've had similar problems on Fords whit batteries going dead very quickly the fastest one was a relay stuck on specifically the fuel pump relay(1986 tbird) and once it was the EEC power relay (1991 F150) both caused the fuel pump to stay running and in less than an hour my battery was dead. I also had an f150 (92) that had a bad glove box light switch) but it would take a day or so. I'd check to see if you have a bad relay that is causing a motor to run, fuel pump, or electric cooling fan(if equipped) otherwise you have some sort of short in the system draining your battery they are usually not so quick.

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

I have the same problem. And, NO, getting a new battery is NOT the solution. I have changed batteries, taken the car to Western Auto, Peep Boys and a few other mechanics and electro mechanics. No one can get to the root of the problem.

Posted on Jul 04, 2008

Get a new battery

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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