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2011 escape 3.0 killing battery

Old 08-07-2018, 08:48 AM
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Default 2011 escape 3.0 killing battery

My 2011 is killing the battery and has a draw of 2 amp on the charged battery with battery disconneted and multimeter connected in series. Charges fine when running 14.4 volts , I pulled every fuse in both panels no change on the draw. I am now looking for the fuse for the alt probably about 175 amp as alt is 150 amps but I cannot locate it. I assume there is another fuse box or link somewhere any ideas?
Old 08-07-2018, 09:14 PM
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There is a 150 amp fusible link in the wire lead from the B+ term of the alternator. You could remove the lead from the B+ with caution or disconnect the NEG battery cable remove and isolate the B+ cable from ground then reconnect the NEG cable and check for the amp draw.
Old 08-08-2018, 02:34 PM
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Do you have any add on equipment on your vehicle?
Old 08-08-2018, 07:07 PM
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Thanks for the reply's, I have it solved the rear windshield wiper motor was causing the trouble. I replaced it no more current draw.
Old 08-09-2018, 02:31 PM
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Good you traced the parasitic load down

this is a very good procedure for others that have parasitic loads on battery killing them in short order

Old 08-10-2018, 10:21 AM
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I think any add-on equipment like the one you mentioned, will put a lot of stress on the battery.
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