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I have a 2000 Lincoln. It's currently Dead No power no light

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I have a 2000 Lincoln. It's currently Dead No power no light no dash indicators. I recently replaced the battery Brand New. Before replacing it, the car wouldn't start. That Battery was about 6 years old. I hooked up my portable Battery jumper/charger the dome lights come on but not enough to turn the engine over. I put the new battery in the car ran fine for about a week. Now the car is dead again. This time I hook the portable jumper/charger and nothing comes on. The I can test the battery with jumper/charger and it reads as if the battery is dead but the charger if fully green. Something is draining the battery and at this point, I don't even get the dome light or trunk light when I hook up the jumper/charger. What could be wrong? Alternator? A Short? I would like to get an idea before towing it to a shop.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Are you able to do any diag using a digital volt ohm meter? A good battery will have 12.6 volts. A battery getting correctly charged while running will have 13-15 volts. Can you open and follow the battery draw steps in the file below?

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Thanks Chris