2005 E-150. Battery being drained. New, well charged battery is completely drained of power over night. Nothing left on.

Asked by Jan 28, 2012 at 08:59 PM about the Ford E-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Van was running great. Parked it at night, in morning Battery completely dead. Had it full charged and drove it. Alternator is working well. In morning the battery was completely dead. Bought new battery. Next moring, battery completely dead. Something is draing the battery.

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yes it has a live short,your mechanic will have to trace it down,it could also be a bad starter.

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I have a question of my own, when you try to start the vehicle with the door open does the roof light dim or go out? If it does it isn't a starter but most likely what Papa answered a "live short" which is a power wire that is always live, that is being shorted constantly (like the power wire for your clock, and computer memory) I reccomend you follow Papas advice

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