2001 Ford F-150 continued battery drain

Tiny
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  • 2001 FORD F-150
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
Battery was dead in morning started with jump ran fine all day, next morn. Dead again. Also idle was low on starting. Had battery checked was bad. Replaced was tould system was charging fine. Next 4 days firing up fine. Idle was better. Today battery dead. Interior lights working. Not understanding were drain is coming from any help pin pointing problem? Thanks for any help.
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Sunday, December 28th, 2008 AT 10:58 AM

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Tiny
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Drain test below


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_parastic_draw_1_54.jpg

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Sunday, December 28th, 2008 AT 12:25 PM
Tiny
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Tested for drain and found from fuse box. Fuses are not labled only numbered. Is there a manual that idenifies fuses? Thanks for help
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Monday, December 29th, 2008 AT 9:55 AM
Tiny
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What engine 4.6 or 5.4 liter?
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Monday, December 29th, 2008 AT 2:36 PM
Tiny
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5.4 triton thank you for your help
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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 10:25 AM
Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_f1_8.jpg




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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_f3_3.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_f4_2.jpg

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Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 AT 12:27 PM
Tiny
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Checked all fuses shows no drain tested battery again shows no drain but continues to be dead in morn. Anything else this could be? At a lose
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Thursday, January 1st, 2009 AT 4:42 PM
Tiny
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Disconnect the alternator and see what happens
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Thursday, January 1st, 2009 AT 4:56 PM
Tiny
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Alt. Is charging battery at 14.8 when running meter between neg. Turm and neg cable showing.01 amps
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Thursday, January 1st, 2009 AT 5:14 PM
Tiny
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Disconnect the alternator-do you still have the drain-yes the alternator is doing its job-something is eating up the battery could be it-
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Thursday, January 1st, 2009 AT 5:43 PM

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