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 Post subject: car draining battery real quick!
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:11 pm 
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hi peoples
my ea has decided to eat batteries, i went to start it yesterday and nothing dead flat
so put in another batt, went to start it a few hours later flat! i disconected the boot light and glove box light to rule out, still going flat, the only mods it has is after market cental locking and old alarm, got me puzzled, i have a maltie metre but dont know how to test current flow ect, any idears would be apreciated, thanks, also has gas the car that is! and is charging batt, 14 and half volts.
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 Post subject: Re: car draining battery real quick!
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:52 pm 
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possibly an earth problem by the sounds of things
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 Post subject: Re: car draining battery real quick!
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:58 pm 
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have you done anything electrical recently and that may be causing it like installed anything new or different?
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 Post subject: Re: car draining battery real quick!
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:12 pm 
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checked all the earths, good and secure, the only work ive done on it was a k frame swap on wensday :cry:
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Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:35 pm 
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ive had the batt disconected for a few hours now and i connected it to move it then jacked it up to look underneath and the selanoid for the starter is quite warm is this normal? i'll let cool down then connect it see if getts warm again
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 Post subject: Re: car draining battery real quick!
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:23 pm 
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sounds like you have some thing shorting out some where
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 Post subject: Re: car draining battery real quick!
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:20 pm 
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dam, auto sparkie time i think
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 Post subject: Re: car draining battery real quick!
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:47 pm 
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Sorry. But what's a k frame
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 Post subject: Re: car draining battery real quick!
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:55 pm 
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If you have a spare Starter motor change it i remembered i had a similar problem years ago and it was the starter motor once changed problem solved hope it helps
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 Post subject: Re: car draining battery real quick!
Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:52 pm 
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:lol: a k frame is is what bolts under your front chassis rails and the lower conrol arms bolt to and your engine mounts attatch to basicly black frame under the front of the car, i put ef falcon 1 under because it has better engine mounts and bigger lower control arms,

i am sus about the starter, i do have another might try it, proses of elimination again :x
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Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:35 pm 
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Thanks.
So is it the same in falcons as my old lude where the battery earths to the block?
Could the new k frame possibly have something wrong with it grounding wise. Or a poor ground to the block?
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Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:22 am 
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the k frames work the same way, i cant see it causing the problems at hand the earths are all good
if i was to bet id say theres a short some where, the question is were?
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 Post subject: Re: car draining battery real quick!
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:44 am 
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So its draining pretty quick.
Check all your big gauge wires for dammage. Alt to battery. Battery to the loom. grounds.
What does the battery hold whenthe cars running with highbeams on.

My lude had a short in the headlight loom. Flattened it slowly. when the lights were on they were dim and pulled it down to 12.7v.
Just a idea
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Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:05 pm 
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have fun with the top bolt on that starter motor :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: car draining battery real quick!
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:08 pm 
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i checked all wires to batt and alt all ok, when runing the alt puts out 14.4ish volts, i rang a sparkie i know and asked about the warm starter he said it should be dead cold, they can weld the contacts in side!, never had this before? will let yous know how i go, thanks for everyones help, really pissing me off this prob

and bushman i can get the top bolt out under 5 min, i have a dedicated ford family :lol:
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