pep boys changed 3 alternators and 2 batteries on my 98 escort what needs to be checked?

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Asked by Jul 16, 2012 at 09:00 AM about the 1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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what is the issue, battery not maintaining a charge?

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it will run fine for a week or so then alternator stops charging and battery goes dead, car dies and gets towed to pep boys only to happen all over again

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somthing like this usually happens when there is a large drain on the system I would look for a bad hot wire that has burn through and grounded itself to frame or motor

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Also just ensure all ground connections are clean and makeing good contact.

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This also happens when the alternator is being over-driven, usually due to high revs or after market pulleys causing the voltage regulator to burn out quickly.

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Do you have a big stereo amplifier or other heavy draw equipment in the car? Have Pep Boys perform a parasitic draw test and see if there is a load on the battery when everything in the car is off.

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