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Old 03-25-2010, 12:03 PM
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Default Eletrical problem

i have a 95 4.0 ranger that will sit for twenty mins and kill the battery, i have checked all the wires, nothing seems to be staying on and everything works i cant figure out what is killing the battery, anybody have an anwser
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Old 03-27-2010, 03:20 PM
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Default Re: Eletrical problem

Hard to tell from your brief description exactly what you have done. Check to see that you don't have a direct short to ground from the battery or the starter, and that you don't have any hidden lights (like the one in the glove box) staying on.

Does the battery go flat with the truck shut down? Are you getting any low voltage or alternator fail indications?
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:17 AM
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no hidden lights on not grounding to the starter kills the battery when the truck is just sitting not running, everything in the truck works, all lights radio, the only thing that just stopped working is the heater, if u hit the right bump it comes on and off so im guessing it grounding out
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:59 AM
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I would start by checking all the wiring for the heater, it sounds like you have a problem there. The other thing I would test is your battery. Have someone load test it. This is not a voltage check, although that is part of the test. It will put an electrical load on your battery and see how well it is working. It might be you have a battery that has gone bad as well. If your alternator was out your truck would run rough. As well as you'd notice an exceptional crappiness to your other electrical functions, like your radio sounding horrible.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:26 AM
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i put a new battery in it so its not that, if it ever stops raining here i will have to chase the heater wires and see if thats the prob
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:09 AM
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Lol throw a tarp over the cab and hood, I live in Washington, well part time when I'm not here in Montana, it rains 185 days a year. It's part of life.
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:59 PM
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haha yeah i have to do something no heat sucks and having to unhook the battery is even dumber
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