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2005 ford taurus that has chronic problems where the battery would lose its charge while sitting. Brought it in several times, no one could figure out what was draining the battery. Ended up just putting a charger on the batther so we could charge the battery once a week. Then, my son took the car to college, and did NOT charge the battery once a week (even with my instruction, go figure), and he didn't have any problems for the year at college and this summer. Then, right before going back to college this fall, he told me that the air conditioning wasn't working, and this had been a problem all summer. We fixed the air conditioning, and the problem returned, brought it into a dealer and no one can find any electrical issue. Thoughts?

Mechanic's Assistant: Do the vents feel cold? Is there a coolant leak?

No, air conditioning works fine.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?

No, brought it into three different service centers.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Ford
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Hi, My name is Jay

Can you tell me the engine you have in the car? Need to know if it is the dual overhead cam engine or not? There may be a couple different causes for the battery going dead. Let me know?

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