2001 Ford Focus

Tiny
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  • 2001 FORD FOCUS
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
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What causing my ford focus 2001 battery to drain without it running? I have just replaced my battery with a new one and overnight my brand new one is completely drained. WILL NOT START
please help!
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Friday, May 8th, 2015 AT 6:26 PM

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Tiny
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OTHER THAN OBVIOUS STUFF

LIKE YOU LEFT THE MAP LIGHT ON/ YOUR BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH KEPT THE BRAKE LIGHTS ON/ YOUR HOOD CLOSED THE LIGHT REMAINS ON/ EVEN A TRUNK LIGHT NOT GOING OFF

OTHER THAN THAT, OTHER STUFF CAN CAUSE "PARASITIC DRAINS"

THERE ARE NORMAL DRAINS SUCH AS THE RADIO MEMORY, WHICH MIGHT TAKE WEEKS TO DRAIN A BATTERY DOWN (THESE ARE ACCEPTABLE DRAINS)

I THOUGHT HERE AT 2CAR THERE WAS A LESSON ON IT, BUT I CAN'T FIND IT IN THE SELECTIONS

HERE'S A LINK WHERE MY BUDDY HAD A MAJOR DRAIN, AND HOW WE FIGGERED IT OUT AND JUST ONE OF MANY POSSIBILITIES YOU MIGHT HAVE WITH A MODERN VEHICLE

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2005-kia-sedona-car-keeps-losing-battery-power

THERE ARE A COUPLE OF WAYS AND DIFFERENT TOOL APPROACHES TO THIS TASK

A VOLTMETER SEEMS TO BE THE CHEAPEST WAY

YOU TUBE HAS SEVERAL GOOD VIDEOS ON THE PROCEDURE (LOOK UP PARASITIC DRAINS) I'M SURE SOME ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS, SO LOOK AT A FEW BEFORE YOU JUMP IN!

REMEMBER THIS,

YOUR ISSUE MAY NOT BE LIKE MY PALS AT ALL

IT MAY NOT BE A CIRCUIT BREAKER THAT GIVES IT AWAY (LIKE HIS) IT MAY REQUIRE SNATCHING A BUNCH OF FUSES ONE AT A TIME (NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS AND A FLASHLIGHT ARE VERY HELPFUL)

REMEMBER IF THE DOOR IS OPEN/ HOOD LIGHT IS ON/ ETC., YOU MIGHT WANNA TAKE OUT BULBS OR KEEP THE DOORS SHUT AS NOT TO MESS UP YOUR TESTING

A HELPER WATCHING THE METER (NOT PLAYING CELL PHONE!) IS A TREMENDOUS TIME SAVER!

LEMME KNOW WHAT YOU FIND

THE MEDIC

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Friday, May 8th, 2015 AT 7:42 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much. I will let you know.
Its crazy because I put a brand new battery in and it was running. I went out the next day to start my car and nothing not even a click. My battery was completely dead no light on at all.
Should I take it a ford dealer ship? Or is it something any kind of auto shop would be able to run a test and find out my issue?
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Friday, May 8th, 2015 AT 10:13 PM
Tiny
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SURELY, IF YOU CAN RUN ONE OF THEM NEW FANGLED PHONES

YOU CAN DO WHAT THE YOU TUBE VIDEOS SHOW YOU IN FINDING THE PROBLEM AREA (WHICH FUSE IS MAKING THE DRAW)

FIND THAT

THEN RETURN HERE WITH WHICH ONE

WE WILL SEE WHAT ALL THAT FUSE CONTROLS

THIS MIGHT BE YOUR 1st DIY PROJECT ON YOUR VEHICLE AND MAYBE COST YOU LITTLE TO NOTHING!

YOUR TURN

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Saturday, May 9th, 2015 AT 1:45 PM
Tiny
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I JUST WATCHED THIS ONE

IT EXPLAINS STUFF WELL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF1gijj03_0

RETURN HERE WITH GOOD NEWS

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Saturday, May 9th, 2015 AT 1:59 PM

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