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Battery drain? Could this be the problem. I've searched all morning!

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by power4glory, June 30, 2011.

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  1. power4glory

    power4glory New Member

    March 28, 2010
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    I have a 98 explorer 4.0 sohc

    Every morning this week I have had to boost my vehicle. Just once to get it going. I cleaned all my connections, then replaced the battery thinking it wouldn't hold a charge, but neither has seemed to help.

    My brake light on my instrument cluster comes on and stays on the second I remove my key from the ignition. I am 100% sure this hadn't happened before. I spent all morning searching about this and found nothing. Is there somewhere I can start looking before I open my 40$ multimeter and do the checks for a parasitic drain? Will that light effectively drain the battery in 10 hrs? Any help at all would be hugely appreciated. Thanks!
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