I recently replaced the battery and alternater in my1998 ford escort se. Well the battery is dead every morning and I have to get a jump. It starts up, runs great. The next morning dead again? Why???

Asked by Sep 13, 2015 at 06:07 AM about the 1998 Ford Escort 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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check the wires to the alternator. i think they had a problem shorting out there


Here's a trick you can try if you are not good with electrical troubleshooting. First fully charge your battery, you will need two people and some time and patience. Hook up a meter to the battey and you will need to pull fuses one at a time, when you see the volts go up, that will give you a good idea of the circuit that has a short...

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