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My 2000 Ford Expedition battery keeps going dead. We took it to a advance auto parts store and they tested it and said that is using 4 volts even without the key in the switch. What could be our problem ?

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You have a draw on the system that you will have to find out what in the car is causing it,to do this with a meter hooked up to check for a draw and the doors closed remove all fuses until the draw goes away.when the draw is gone the same time the fuse is pulled that is the circuit you will have to check for the draw.

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