battery drainage

Asked by Dec 16, 2015 at 03:29 PM about the 2001 Ford Explorer Sport 2WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2001 ford explorer sport. In the last week
my ford has been losing battery power after the
car has been turned off which is causing me to
jump start it. Only thing I see weird is that my
(door lock and unlock) switch stay's lite. I could
really use some help.

2 Answers

There's definitely a draw on your battery eg interior light, brake switch causing brake lights to stay on , see how much amp is drawing on your battery first

5,285

Look for something mistakenly left on like your interior light switch or courtesy lamp switch. Also check that exterior lights like assist lamps on doors or mirrors go off after exiting the vehicle. If no cause can be found, then proceed like Terry said and determine the level of draw on your battery. Once you verify that there is a current draw, begin by pulling circuit fuses one at a time to determine what circuit is causing the problem. Then go after items on that circuit until you find the problem. Good hunting!

Your Answer

Ford Explorer Sport Experts

  • #1
    chassy
    Reputation
    340
  • #2
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    310
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Explorer
945 Great Deals out of 69,251 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
57 Great Deals out of 1,834 listings starting at $1,950
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
861 Great Deals out of 70,647 listings starting at $700
Used Ford F-150
2,609 Great Deals out of 198,102 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Durango
269 Great Deals out of 22,905 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
745 Great Deals out of 41,784 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Expedition
355 Great Deals out of 18,337 listings starting at $1,989
Used Toyota 4Runner
276 Great Deals out of 23,381 listings starting at $2,300
Used Ford Escape
1,075 Great Deals out of 95,336 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Highlander
468 Great Deals out of 31,221 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Mustang
597 Great Deals out of 36,395 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW X5
348 Great Deals out of 13,561 listings starting at $2,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.