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Old 12-18-2004, 12:45 AM
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Unhappy draining battery

i have an 87 bronco II 4x4 and there is something draining the battery everything seems to be off when i turn off the ignition can anyone help me please

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It's either a bad battery or something is pulling current. Get a volt / ohm meter and start tracing things down by pulling fuses one at a time until it is isolated. Do a search within Hotrodders and you will find a rather length discussion on this. I'm not sure of the exact posting right off. First thing though is to have the battery checked to eliminate that problem, then on to the V/O meter. Just saw this that Poncho had (sorry Poncho...Didn't see it until just now) Very good article... http://hotrodders.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=44184

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The first thing I would do is pull off the battery cable after your done driving it for the day. If the battery is dead the next morning then the battery is bad. I would also look to see how much spark it draws when you pull the cable. Be aware that battery fumes are explosive. Dont pull it toward the vent holes. Then I would get an amp meter and put it in line with the battery cable. A volt meter goes across the device being tested. An ampmeter goes into the line. You must break a connection and put it there. Watch the meter and start pulling fuses. When the current drops off that is the device running down the battery.

What part of ohio are you in. I was raised in Mason right next to Kings Island.
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Born in Bellefontaine (home of the tallest point in Ohio, the shortest street in the US, and the first concrete street in America) then move about 19 miles south of there to Urbana which is about 10 miles north of Springfield, or if you drove up I-75 to Piqua, I am about 25 miles east of there.
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Born in Bellefontaine (home of the tallest point in Ohio, the shortest street in the US, and the first concrete street in America) then move about 19 miles south of there to Urbana which is about 10 miles north of Springfield, or if you drove up I-75 to Piqua, I am about 25 miles east of there.
i live in ashtabula n-east corner of ohio thats for the info on the battery i apreciate it.
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Old 12-19-2004, 06:54 AM
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In Ashtabula, the lake effect snow automatically drains electricity out of batteries in cars that are over ten years old. The automotive industrial complex does that to the weather to stimulate car sales....
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Just kidding. But look at Weather Channel this morning!
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