Have Ford Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Hi, My name is Jay
Your systems may stay active for up to 30 minutes before the draw will drop to a low level of about .080 or less amps draw. You should put your amp meter between disconnected battery clamp and while connected to battery and clamp touch clamp to batter post and then release and wait for up to 30 minutes with all doors closed and locked and keys in your pocket and then see what amp draw is?
Let me know what you get after testing? If you need explained better on how to do the test then I recommend you select talking on the phone if you need to.
Try and disconnect the alternator connector.
The alternator is the only thing that is not going through a fuse. If short goes away then replace the alternator. If engine has not been running and is colt then feel the back side of the alternator and it may be warm since it has been drawing power.
Did disconnecting the alternator connections cause the draw to go away?