2000 Ford Contour Alternator won't charge battery / Constan

Tiny
HAWKJTEYE691
  • 2000 FORD CONTOUR

Electrical problem
2000 Ford Contour 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 154000 miles

I changed the alternator 2 x's in the past year, changed the battery twice. Changed the battery terminals, gave it a tune up, and i'm still having the same problem = The car needs a Jump Start. I Jump Start the car in the morning, drive to destination, the car sits for 8 hours, It starts fine, drive home. The car sits overnight and needs a Jump start again. Sometimes the battery light comes on, blinks a few times and goes off while driving. What is going on!

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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 12:48 AM

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Tiny
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Sounds like you have a short somewhere within the electrical systen eating up the battery overnite. Do the battery drain test below.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_parastic_draw_1_127.jpg

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Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 5:34 AM

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