Question about Ford F-150
Posted by Anonymous on
Knowing the year and make would help alot as to knowing a lot of models and years with certain problems. the first thing to do is to sit inside the car with the key off, and look around for any light on, for example the glove box light or a light on the rear veiw mirror is the most common one to be left on and so is the truck or back inside light. after checking all lights then the next step would be to listen for anything that may be running and making noise like a bad power antenna motor.if all this info is okay and theres nothing you see then the next step is to hook a meter to the battery, you will need a battery tester that checks amps, when you hook it to the battery and theres a clamp connector that goes on the pos battery cable it will tell you the amount the car is drawing from the battery. for example .2 volts is okay but anything more is bad, for example lets say your cars reading is .9. what you will do next is to start removing fuses and watch the meter, when the meter drops then you will know where the draw is, for example say you remove the radio fuse and the meter drops to.2 right there you will know the draw is in the fuses system. you will need to look in the manualy and see what the fuse runs, and check all those components, you will dissconnect the radio and install the fuse and see if the draw stays at .2, if it doesnt and goes back to .9 then move on to the next component on that fuse until you find the problem. hope this is helpful, good day.
Posted on Mar 27, 2011
You have a drain on the battery as it sits. Make sure every single light is off, take the underhood bulb out, look in the footwells with the doors closed at night for lights left on, interior lights etc.. If nothing is apparent, you'll have to remove one battery terminal and put an ammeter between the battery and its cable, you'll see the draw. Then go to the fuse box start removing fuses one at a time until you find the circuit that causing the problem.
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