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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a 93 Mercury Topaz (Tempo) and just replaced the battery. The
battery discharged over about 1-1/2 to 2 days. I had the alternator
checked and it was okay. Any Ideas?
 
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fgellis wrote:
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> I have a 93 Mercury Topaz (Tempo) and just replaced the battery. The
> battery discharged over about 1-1/2 to 2 days. I had the alternator
> checked and it was okay. Any Ideas?


Sticking light switch, maybe? Check for light in trunk, hood, glove box after
dark, without opening any of them. Some of the output machine checkers (or their
operators) lie; install a voltmeter gauge to see what the the voltage is going
down the road. It should be 13.5~14.5 volts; below 13.5, the battery really
takes a long time to re-charge, and at 13.2 volts, it's just staying even. Above
15 volts, it's a runaway alternator that's burning out the battery.
 
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"fgellis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I have a 93 Mercury Topaz (Tempo) and just replaced the battery. The
> battery discharged over about 1-1/2 to 2 days. I had the alternator
> checked and it was okay. Any Ideas?


I would think that you have something on in the car, like a light. You have
to trace it down (or just start run the car every morning and afternoon).

Jeff
 
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> "fgellis" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
> >I have a 93 Mercury Topaz (Tempo) and just replaced the battery. The
> > battery discharged over about 1-1/2 to 2 days. I had the alternator
> > checked and it was okay. Any Ideas?

>
> I would think that you have something on in the car, like a light. You have
> to trace it down (or just start run the car every morning and afternoon).
>
> Jeff
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>

If you have lighted mirrors in your sunvisors one could be on and you
wouldn't see it.
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