My car needs a jump after a few hours of sitting. The battery is only 14 months old. The battery, starter, and alternator are all testing as "good". The only way to make sure my car will start if it will be sitting for a few hours is to take the battery wires off the battery. Is it the battery or is there something else? Could it be the wires?

Asked by Nov 25, 2014 at 06:26 PM about the 2010 Ford Escape XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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You have a parasitic drain on your battery. Some electrical circuit is drawing amps. Here is how to find it if your mechanically inclined....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF1gijj03_0

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