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2000 ford taurus battery drains in two days what could cause this

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Weak altenator. your locial parts store will check for free. good luck.

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2000 Ford Taurus Battery Drain - - After the car door is opened the wipers still work, power windows still work, power seats still work, radio still works, etc. Shouldn't the battery power disengage to...


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