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I had my battery fully charged and check it tested good, put battery back in car and started my ford explorer 2005 it ran, the next morning the battery was dead i got a jump, then as the car was gunning i took the positve and negative battery cables to check the alternator the car continued to run, two hours later went to started car battery was dead. could someone help me with this problem please thank you.

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There is a strong possibility that you may have what is called a parasitic drain on your battery. Which simply means that there is something running in the background that is pulling a load on your battery. These kinds of drains can extremely hard to find. To help you determine of you have a parasitic drain you will need a multimeter. If you do not have one I would recommend taking your vehicle to a trusted automotive service center. Call then first to determine what they charge per hour for diagnostics. usually will be about 1 to 2 hours diagnostics time.

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