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2001 Ford Expedition. The battery light and check engine light came on. The vehicle was being driven by my daughter. It died several times thereafter, she was able to get it home where I found the battery to be dead. The lights on the dash and door alarm will blink intermittently with key on and not running. I can jump the vehicle it will run briefly then will die again with dead battery.. There was corrosion on the Battery which I cleaned; this did not fix the issue. Next step alternator? Or is this a bigger electrical issue due to the light acting like there is a short when vehicle isnâ??t running?

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It syre sounds like you have a short somewhere Don;t start blindly replaceing electrical parts because then you will realy be lost Do you owen a multi meter if so set it to 20 volts DC disconnect the negitive terminal from battery put the red lead from the meter on the red on bat terminal and the black lead to engine ground like the block Do it with key off and then key on not start pisition if you read any voltage you have a short If its a large voltage like 5 or 6 volts its something that draws a lot of currant like a motor or a large positive wire is touching something it shouldn;t be If its a low voltage then it could be anything that dosen;t draw alarge currant you can start pulling fuses out one at a time to see if you can isolate it If you don;t get a voltage reading then you have to start looking at your main engine grounds I have a ford that a main ground rotted out inside the jacket it looked fine on the out side so move the wires around This dosen;t sound like its going to be easy to figure out but if you approch it right start at the battery work your way back down the line always do the easyest first at the easyest point you can find make sure of the results form each test you may find its something vary cheap and easy to repair feel free to post more questions i;ll be looking you discribed the problem well good luck

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