1997 Ford Mustang Mystery battery drain

Tiny
MKMEADE
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  • 1997 FORD MUSTANG
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I have a battery sitting at 13.5 volts using a battery tester that plugs into the cigarette lighter. The accessory lights work when the key is turned to accessory. As soon as I turn the ignition, however, the battery shows zero charge. If I disconnect and reconnect the battery, the accessory lights come back on. The car will only crank when being boosted by another car that is running. It runs perfectly after being boosted. The second I turn the car off after removing the booster cables, however, it will not turn back on. Any ideas?
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Monday, May 12th, 2008 AT 9:08 PM

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Tiny
GOLAN
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Check to make sure the terminals are tightly connected to the battery I was having the same problem from a damage battery terminal, it would connect well enough for lights and stuff to work, but when I tried to start it, I guess the higher current trying to run through the poor connection made it seem dead. Other than that suggestion I really couldnt say

hope that works
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Thursday, May 15th, 2008 AT 9:59 AM

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