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Old 09-09-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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battery dies 2002 focus zx3

I have a 2002 focus zx3 and I was going to drive it to work the other day and it would not start due to a dead battery. The battery is a Motorcraft, new within the last year. I have more vehicles than just the focus and usually only drive it once a week on the weekends as my "good" car. I havent had a problem with the battery dying until now. I cant help but think that only driving it once a week has part to due with it.

Could there be something drawing battery power due to its failure?
My guess would be my stereo amplifiers somehow drawing too much battery power while sitting for a week. But why just now?

Any input would help. thank you

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Too many things could be at fault

go to YouTube and type in battery alternator voltmeter , alternatively instead of voltmeter use multimeter

There will be many videos that will show how to test the car's electrical system

for a multimeter visit a Harbor Freight and get the cheap voltmeter that they have. Price range from free to $10.00

There are those that will tell how to turn the cluster into a voltmeter except that is all good until you need to use the AC scale to check for bad alternator diodes

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Old 09-10-2012, 12:15 PM   #3
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