I have a 2005 exp. New alternator. The battery drains unless i take off negative terminal on battery. WHY?

Asked by Nov 12, 2014 at 01:17 PM about the 2005 Ford Expedition XLT

Question type: General

Battery drains if i dont take off nagative battery terminal

3 Answers

63,255

There is a power draw from battery,or battery may have weak cell,none the less,this can be checked,by checking the amp ,s on the battery why it is off,and if there is a draw,start by pulling fuse,s out of panel,untill you find the draw.

10,975

If your battery is draining when the vehicle is off, there is a draw on the battery when the vehicle is off. Check things like glove compartment/storage lights, trunk/rear hatch, hood lights, etc.. If there is an aftermarket stereo installed verify it is wired correctly. If you have a way to test the draw on the battery, you could pull fuses out one at a time until the draw goes away and narrow it down that way.

10,975

Found this webpage. Very good info on here for battery basics and how to test for draws: http://randysrepairshop.net/testing-for-battery-drain.html

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Expedition

Looking for a Used Expedition in your area?

CarGurus has 25,164 nationwide Expedition listings starting at $1,750.

ZIP:

Search Ford Expedition Questions

Ford Expedition Experts

#1 T_S_T
T_S_T
Reputation 1,860
#2 Larry Sturgis
Larry Sturgis
Reputation 1,270
#3 lightGear
lightGear
Reputation 1,010
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Tahoe
563 Great Deals out of 27,153 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Explorer
802 Great Deals out of 74,709 listings starting at $750
Used Chevrolet Suburban
336 Great Deals out of 18,770 listings starting at $2,295
Used Lincoln Navigator
102 Great Deals out of 5,712 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford F-150
2,213 Great Deals out of 208,669 listings starting at $1,499
Used GMC Yukon
357 Great Deals out of 16,994 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Yukon XL
264 Great Deals out of 11,876 listings starting at $1,999
Used Cadillac Escalade
239 Great Deals out of 10,799 listings starting at $3,000
Used Toyota Sequoia
159 Great Deals out of 5,638 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Armada
116 Great Deals out of 8,912 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Excursion
12 Great Deals out of 727 listings starting at $2,250
Used Dodge Durango
246 Great Deals out of 22,799 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota 4Runner
254 Great Deals out of 20,377 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Pilot
339 Great Deals out of 20,719 listings starting at $2,199

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Expedition XLT For Sale
2,253 listings starting at $29,888
2016 Ford Expedition XLT For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 218 listings starting at $26,854
2015 Ford Expedition XLT For Sale
68 listings starting at $22,995
2014 Ford Expedition XLT For Sale
70 listings starting at $21,991