Battery keeps running down

Tiny
MICHAEL07
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  • 1996 FORD F-250
  • 137,500 MILES
Battery keeps running down. This pick up has a tommy lift on it. How do I check for a short and where do I start? Dont know thats its the lift. I can charge the batt and run the truck and it will stay charge for a while then i'll get in it and turn the key and dead
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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 4:36 PM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Have you had the alternator and battery tested?
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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 4:42 PM
Tiny
MICHAEL07
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I know its not the batt I have replace it many times now recently they cant all be bad but I have not tested the alt. Will do that next and get back to you
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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 5:01 PM
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SATURNTECH9
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Yes please have the alternator tested and let me know what you find.
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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
MICHAEL07
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I tested the alt 14.2
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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 8:42 PM
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ASEMASTER6371
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It most likely has a draw that is draining the battery. You need to see the parasitic draw and where is it coming from.

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Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 AT 2:31 AM

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