PROBLEMS WITH BATTERY GETTING DISCHARGED

  • Tiny
  • mmedina18444
  • 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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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 11:17 PM

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  • saturntech9
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So its only discharging while the truck is off?Never while its running?Have you had the alternator tested yet?

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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 11:21 PM
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  • saturntech9
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Also has the battery been tested yet?Madw sure the battery cables are clean and tight?

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Sunday, July 15th, 2012 AT 11:22 PM
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There Is a short. Somewhere

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 8:10 PM
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I wouldnt call it a short those usually dont drain the battery they may blow fuses but drain the battery.

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 8:54 PM
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Sorry a ground issue

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 11:00 PM
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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.

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Friday, July 27th, 2012 AT 11:03 PM

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