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DRAIN BATTERY

1998 Ford Contour • 4 cylinder Automatic • 7,500 miles

Battery when charge at 13, 14 volts. Will not stay charge. Change post on battery. Jump car with cable, car start but after an hour or two will not stay charge. Driving us crazy. Follow through on last question, that help. Now this


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Dora_sigue@yahoo.com
April 30, 2011.



Is this battery going dead after the car has been parked or while it is being used?

Wrenchtech
Apr 30, 2011.
While it being used. Yesterday I went for a ride and then the car stop runing.

That would indicate a problem with the charging system. You need to first, fully recharge the battery with an external charger and then read the charging voltage across the battery with the engine idling and no accessories on. It has to be between 13.5 and 14.8 volts.

Wrenchtech
Apr 30, 2011.
I just want to say thank you, for all of your help. I am retired
and husband decease. GOD BLESS YOU

Your welcome. That's what we are here for.

Wrenchtech
Apr 30, 2011.
You are correct again, we did what you ask of us. It is a charging
problem so where do I go from here. My mechanism is an older guy
who help people in the community, work on car all of his life, not
sure if he knows what to do with charging part. Is this electral
work. If so will it be expensive. Help again please.

It's probably a bad alternator but there are other possibilities so the system should be tested.

Wrenchtech
May 1, 2011.
Alternator check out working, something is still draning battery
what else can I test please help

Was the charging voltage tested on the car as I suggested?

Wrenchtech
May 10, 2011.
Yes, we finally did test the voltage, found out low voltage, so we
had to rewire to the battery to the moduler, I think that what he said and now the car is running. THANKS A LOT