WHAT CAN I DO TO KEEP FROM HAVING TO JUMP START ...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1986 Lincoln Town Car

What can I do to keep from having to jump start my car every morning after I already put a new alternator on there

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 AT 3:58 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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Diagnose the actual cause of the problem. What clues led you to the generator? Have you tested the battery? Has the charging system been load-tested?

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 AT 4:28 PM
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  • JDL
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Do you think the battery is any good? Another issue could be a battery drain, overnight? If there is a drain, you pull/replace fuses one at a time. When you pull the fuse on a faulty circuit, the excess drain goes away. The drain could be a light on, somewhere? Interior--under the hood--in the trunk. The old way to check for battery drain was to take a battery cable loose, use testlite between cable and battery post. If the lite comes on, you have a drain. When you pull fuse on the faulty circuit, the lite goes out.

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 AT 4:30 PM

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