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Battery Charge Hi. The ford escape I'm asking about has been going dead. The alternator was replaced and a new batter was installed in June 2008 and then it just went dead again in July. The car would charge up and run for about a week and then went dead again. The dealer said it was a bad battery so that was replaced and now it has gone dead again. Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    have had the same problem, replace alternator and battery 4 months ago, all was fine until today, having same problem again.

  • gutterreleaf Mar 01, 2009

    I have the same prob. It is neither the alternator or the batterey. What else is there?

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The best way is to get a voltmeter and check the voltage of the battery with the truck running and not running. When the truck is running, the voltage across the battery terminals should be aboput 14.9 volts (showing the alternator is charging the battery). With the truck off, the battery voltage should be about 12 volts (showing that the battery is holding the charge). From there, you should be able to tell which is bad.

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