Re: 1992 Towncar (Battery problems)
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> On Fri, 03 Jun 2005 01:52:21 GMT, "Wendy & John"
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>"Turkeybone" wrote: RE: 1992 TOWNCAR BATTERY PROBLEMS
>>I installed a new battery, starter and key switch. The battery
>>keeps going dead. Might be 1 day and might be 4 days but until
>>the battery goes dead it starts and runs good. I have put a meter
>>(0-400 scale) on to see if the battery had a draw on it but found
>>nothing. The battery goes dead when the car is off.
>>I bet your alternator is bad. Have it checked. If the battery is
>>going dead when the car is off, there is a current leak somewhere.
>>Chances are it is outside the battery, especially if it happened
>>with two batteries. You can try disconnecting the battery at
>>night and see if that fixes it.
>>Have your alternator checked. There are diodes in it that if they
>>burn out, will drain the battery when sitting.
>>tom ya ****ed up again
>>it wont drain your batteries
>>all ciruciuts are OPEN ya tard
>>its called a SWITCH
>>as in ya SWITCH it OFF when ya turn the key
>>the guy has a parasitic drain
>>==== hurc ast
>>Jeff and Tom are correct; Have the alternator checked. The positive
>>battery terminal is directly connected to the alternator output terminal
>>with no intervening switches. When the engine is off, the alternator's
>>diodes prevent battery charge from draining back through the alternator.
>>If any diode is defective, the battery will discharge through that diode.
>>Most auto parts stores will test your alternator free of charge.
>>If it is not the alternator, something is on, and drawing current:
>> Glovebox light? Interior lights? Parking lights?
>> Miswired key switch? Trunk light? Radio? What else?
>>==== Wendy & John.
> wheres the load
> the only load i see is mine in wendys mouth
> get some certification
> hurc ast
A diode in the alternator can leak to ground, you idiot.