2004 Ford Stratus

Tiny
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  • 2004 DODGE 600
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Per our conversation regarding the Ford Stratus 2004 whirring sound in the engine after a new battery was installed. You said it was the computer cooling off and it would take something like 20 minutes and it wouldn't drain the battery because it only would draw 3 amps. Well the battery is now dead and whirring sound was going on all night, intervals of every 5 minutes. What could the problem be? I can always recharge the battery, but I'm not a electrical troubleshooter.
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 5:12 PM

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Tiny
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Hi:
I didn't recieve your first post. First, what type of car is this? A Dodge Stratus or Dodge 600? Ford never made a Stratus. Also, can you give me a little background on the problem?
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 5:19 PM
Tiny
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Its a 2004 Dodge Stratus. Replaced battery that died. Car was shut off and a whirring sound from the engine started, was told by another consultant that it was the computer going in a off mode, it would only last 20 minutes. It was going on and off in 3-5 min. Intervals last nite and now the battery is dead as I thought it would be. I can always recharge the battery on a 2amp overnite. My problem is that I need to identify what isn't turning itself off or should I say what is running on its own when the car is actually turned off. I can hear it once again, whirring. Thx.
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 5:39 PM
Tiny
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Can you tell aprox where the noise is coming from?
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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At work, but it sounds like its coming from the the front area of the vehicle by the driver side. The sound can be misleading but a guess. It wasn't doing this previously until the battery problem. Probably a problem on the computer board. Goes on and off every 3 minutes.
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 6:49 PM
Tiny
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That is a tough one. There isn't much on that side. What I need you to do is complete a draw test. It is easy to do and you only need a volt meter. If you go to our home page under the "Do it Yourself" site, page down to find "check for electrical draw." What I need you to do is check for the draw then remove one fuse at a time until the draw stops. At that point, identify what circuit is causing the problem and go from there.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Friday, December 17th, 2010 AT 3:02 AM

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