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New battery installed and just had Alternator tested as

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being good, it still will...
New battery installed and just had Alternator tested as being good, it still will not hold a charge!!!!
JA: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?
Customer: Battery is brand new
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2001 Expedition 5.4 eddie Bauer
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Replaced battery, had alternator tested
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hi. Does the battery light come on while driving?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Usually loses charge overnight after I get it running.
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

You may have a serious draw on the battery. Have you checked the charging voltage with a meter when the truck is running?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No not yet, need to purchase a meter
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok. If you have corroded battery terminals the battery may not be getting a full charge from the alternator. Or you could have a draw from a module, or installed accessory that is not shutting down when the key is off, causing your battery to die. TO check for that you need a good meter that can do AMPS, and you need to hook the meter up in-line with the battery cable and see what type of amps are drawing on the battery.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Will try
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

Ok. WHen you get to the point of checking for a draw, there are several videos on youtube that show you how to check for a battery draw.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
OK thanks, ***** ***** be able to connect to you guys with my results
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

Yeah. You can connect to me by just coming back to this chat and typing. I look forward to hearing from you. And please rate my assistance with the 5 stars. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
OK will do!!!
Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

Thanks.

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Ford Mechanic: EricFromCT, Ford Technician replied 1 year ago

Thanks for letting my assist you and please give me a 5 star rating now. Thank you.

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