I have a 1998 1.3 ford escort with 29000 on the clock. I have never had any problems with it the car is great. How ever I got up Monday an had a dead battery. I called the RAC an they said it was a faulty battery an sold me a new one. The car worked fine I drove it to work an back. Then the next morning the battery was dead again I left it an when I got home my brother (good with cars an reliable) came round checked it over an swapped the battery for a fully charged one he had in case it was a faulty battery. The next morning the same totaly dead. We have check the batterys out they are fine reads 12.3 when cars off 13.6 when engines running how ever it is draining over night. The starter is fine an the alternator is recharging the battery when the cars on. We ave been told the car is grounded some where but how do we find this out. Everyone is saying its the alternator but how do I know this for sure we have just come to sell the car as this has happened an I don't want to pay out for an new alternator if thats not the problem we already have a new battery that wasn't needed. Please help Thank you!
have the same problem?
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007 AT 5:19 PM