Re: 96 XLT
On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 18:04:59 GMT, "Searcher1" <Searcher1@verIz0n.net>
>I believe that it has something to do with a "high" draw computer. Plus the
>fact that it has been three weeks sure isn't helping any! Your computer is
>always active, thus constantly drawing power from your battery. I think that
>Ford has the high draw computers. I work for the airlines and have seen it
>all too often, the pilots go off for a week or so and come back only to have
>to have their cars jumped because of dead batteries. If I can think back
>enough I would be willing to bet that alot of those cars and trucks were
When we go off for extended vacatruions (often over 3 weeks), we never
have to jump our 92 Sport, so I doubt this is the problem.
There is a lot to be said for actually troubleshooting an electrical
problem. Determining the actual draw will work wonders to find if an
excessive draw is the problem,and will help immeasurably in finding
where that draw might be.
>Aside from that you probably have a digital clock as well. It all adds up,
>especially over a few days time. I would suggest that if you don't drive the
>vehicle often enough to maintain the battery charge I would at the very
>least start and run it for a bit every two days. Or, you can purchase a
>trickle charger that will maintain the battery at optimum levels. Make sure
>the charger that you purchase is NOT a manual charger as this you would have
>to turn it off to avoid overcharging. I would say just buy the one that says
>its an automatice charger.
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