Mechanics

KEEP DRAINING THE BATTERY. IVE CHECKED THE ALTERNATOR WHICH IS FINE. SEEMS LIKE SOMETHING IS STAYING ON AND DRAINING THE BATTERY EACH NIGHT. WHERE SHOULD I START LOOKING AND HOW SHOULD I TEST IT. THANKS

2000 Ford Ranger • 15,500 miles

The door ajar light was staying on, but I think I have fixed that. Battery still is draining down and I just put a new battery in it about two days ago.
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Term
March 29, 2012.



Your going to have to do a parasitic draw test on the truck to see whats going on.


Saturntech9
Mar 29, 2012.
Im going to try the parasitic draw test tomorrow evening. I put a new belt on and it was fine, not since the battery started draining it has started to squeal a lot.


Tiny
Term
Mar 30, 2012.
If the belt is squealing did you check the belt tenisor?


Saturntech9
Mar 30, 2012.
I replaced the pulley for the tensioner, should I replace it all?


Tiny
Term
Mar 30, 2012.
The pulley only spins the arm is spring loaded thats what keeps the belt tight. Does the belt still squeal?


Saturntech9
Mar 30, 2012.
Needed a new water pump and belt tensioner, so that is fixed. Now the battery is still draining, and the turn signals have quit working. I have yet to find anything that is draining the battery.


Tiny
Term
Apr 3, 2012.
Have you performed a parastic draw test yet?


Saturntech9
Apr 3, 2012.
Yes, I found that it may be the door switch. The extended door on the drivers side does not latch. Would that cause it to drain the battery.


Tiny
Term
Apr 3, 2012.
If it was keeping the dome light on etc then yes it could.


Saturntech9
Apr 3, 2012.
Fixed the battery drain, disconnected the bottom door latch. Now I need to find a new one. Thanks for your help.


Tiny
Term
Apr 4, 2012.
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