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1995 Ford E-150 Question: why my battery goes dead at night and the amp light

 

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painter3, 5.0L V8, Potwin, KS, August 27, 2013, 17:26
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i replaced battery but still goes dead overnight

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    mrfordman August 27, 2013, 19:59
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    you either have a short or the regulator in the alternator is stuck on. need to have checked at a shop.

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    pushrod August 27, 2013, 20:32
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    Go to youtube and search, how to check a battery drain! You have a parasitic load on the battery while parked. Something is staying on. Watch youtube video, then if you feel you need help, see a mechanic. Might be a paint brush stuck in the cig. lighter socket!

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    meblackwood July 31, 2014, 08:57
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    I had the same problem and ground out that the computer was shot. It was turning on power to the compressor and running the battery down.

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