I have a 2008 Ford Escape can park it at night and by morning the battery is dead . The charging system is ok .any ideas what could be wrong

Asked by Feb 15, 2017 at 07:17 PM about the 2008 Ford Escape XLT V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2008 Ford Escape can park it at night and by morning the battery is
dead . The charging system is ok .any ideas  what could be wrong

7 Answers

5,595

Parasitic battery drain...could be the glovebox light stuck on..might be the trunk light switch is stickin' may be the "advanced alarm" system...an added do dad is going to be where the trouble is at~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF1gijj03_0

98,365

Was a diode test performed when the charging system was checked? That is something that you may need to request. Doing a battery draw test on this vehicle takes some special equipment, so it will have to be done at a shop, so if the diodes check good then a battery draw test is the next step

98,365

That is of course figuring that the battery itself is good and doesn't have a bad cell.

17,725

If the battery is getting old may be time to replace. If its a short you can do some test to see if that is it, one thing you could do tonight is unhook battery after driving and when it is going to be sitting all night and hook it back up in the morning if its a parasitic draw the battery should be fine and crank up as normal.

I have had the same issue with my 2014 escape I finally ended up getting a battery with a warranty and when it happens I just bring the old battery back and get a new one but I am getting a new battery every 6 months. I am assuming that something is draining the batteries and making them no good.

well tfry28...one can check where the drain is by pulling all the fuses then putting them back one at a time until the drain is revealed~

17,725

No need to pull them all at once, hook up meter then pull each fuse one at a time until the fuse circuit with drain is revealed.

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