2001 Ford Windstar Battery Drains

Tiny
CHARMON1827
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  • 2001 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,000 MILES
The battery drains. I have replaced the altinator. Sometimes when the door is open, strange things happens. The lights will not go off, even when the switch is turned. I have tried putting different Batteries in it. They still drain. Before this problem my driver side electric window motor went out. I have not replaced it yet. Please help.

I will donate more if I find the answer. This is the first time I have tried this.
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Sunday, April 13th, 2008 AT 6:10 PM

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Tiny
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The problem may be a chaffed wire in the body somewhere. The most comon occurance is directly behind the driver's seat. The support column there has a reputation for catching a wire during installation. It grounds out and keeps the module from going to "sleep" when the vehicle is at rest. If you remove this trim panel, you may find the pinched wire. If not post back and we'll run through a few more options.
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Sunday, April 13th, 2008 AT 10:24 PM

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