2002 ford escort zx2
I bought a new battery for this car and replaced the belt
about a week ago. Now when I go out to start the car it
acts likes the battery is dead. I've had the altinator
checked several times. I've switched batteries several
times but I keep having the same issue. If I jump it and let
it run for a little while then I can turn it off and it will start
again. Once started the car runs just fine. When I speed
up or get to higher Rpms the battery light comes on. Any
Alternator might be putting out. But might be week. Need to put a good load on battery with tester and see what alternator is showing.
Agree with sixpac,and all so do a perisitc discharge check on battery,you may have a short eating the battery.
Alternator is showing just fine. There's nothing wrong with it.
Hey Tst can you explain how to do that?
If you have a ohm meter/12 volt,you start by hooking meter to battery,if there is a draw you will see it drop below the 12 volt range,start by removing one fuse at a time until meter jumps back up,which ever fuse you removed that stops the draw ,will be your issue.
Alright will try that tomorrow thanks. It seems like the battery is getting overcharged
Check under the dash for a hidden fuse box, mind had one
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