Mechanics

PROBLEMS WITH BATTERY GETTING DISCHARGED

1999 Ford F-250 • 79,000 miles

My 1999 ford f250 gas is dsicharging the battery to avoid it discharching I have to disconnect one of the terminals. What could be causing this problem?
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Mmedina18444
July 15, 2012.




So its only discharging while the truck is off?Never while its running?Have you had the alternator tested yet?
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Saturntech9
Jul 15, 2012.
Also has the battery been tested yet?Madw sure the battery cables are clean and tight?

Saturntech9
Jul 15, 2012.
There Is a short. Somewhere

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Tomcrit
Jul 27, 2012.
I wouldnt call it a short those usually dont drain the battery they may blow fuses but drain the battery.

Saturntech9
Jul 27, 2012.
Sorry a ground issue

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Tomcrit
Jul 27, 2012.
If its a drain while running its a charging issue. If its draining while its shut off its a parsitic draw like a bad diode in the alternator etc.

Saturntech9
Jul 27, 2012.

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