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Old 02-25-2013, 12:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2003 ford tar that the battery keeps going dead on me. I have had the battery check out and altternator check both are gud. But I can't understand y the battery keep dieing on me. I need help Please
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you checked to see if there is a light that stays on when the car is shut off? Like cab lights, trunk/cargo area light? How long is it between starts that the battery dies?
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It happen fridayi got a boost off then Saturday I drove it Sunday I didn't drive it and.it Did it this morning
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Well how do you know the battery is good? Did they load test it properly or just put this small thing on it and say its good?

I agree. Check for something staying on. If the battery truly is good, then something is draining it or it isn't charging correctly.


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Something could be grounding out. Is there any custom wiring in it anywhere? [New interior/exterior lights, sound systems, etc..]
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Other concern is, how long do you run the car after jump-starting it? If it's down to the shopping center and back, you won't charge the battery up enough to do any good. It needs a good, deep overnight charge or a long drive.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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1) Could have corrosion Inside your battery clamps. Brush in side your battery clamps. 2) Your alternator charging wire may be fried out or burnt in the middle of the insulation and not transferring the charge. 3) your ground post could be corroded and compromised. 4)Are your battery clamps on loose? 5) perhaps a parasitic power draw from a bunch of endless sources? You may want to invest in a battery clamp that allows you to twist to disconnect the power until you successfully solve the problem. Google "disconnect type battery clamp". They are about $14. And if you have any accessories disconnect them.

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I agree with everyone with the draining idea, maybe you didn't completely shut all your doors (pulled that one before) or maybe you have a loose ground coming off of your battery that isn't giving it a good enough ground charge
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Yea I do have a sound system recently put in. Like 3 mnths. Ago
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