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2005 Ford Freestar Question: battery constantly draining

 

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willliammellojr, Boise, ID, May 30, 2010, 14:34
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I have a 2005 Freestar SEL 4.2L The battery keeps draining constantly. I have checked the charging system its fine checked all the fuses they are fine... The driver's side console never lights up it has been this way for a few months. What is the problem or the source of the problem?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, May 31, 2010, 19:30
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    When there's a drain on the battery like this it requires a special troubleshooting procedure called a "parasitic draw test" to determent the cause of the problem. Performing this test and identifying the issue is a fairly advanced procedure and should go to a professional. If you want to address this yourself get a wiring diagram, voltmeter and google "parasytic draw test" to find out how to do this.

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