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Old 08-22-2012
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Battery Dying in an 05 OR

I got a 4.0 v6 4x4 2005 Ford ranger, and I'm running into this problem....
I had my license suspended exactly 1 month ago and in the past weeks I've been running into a problem of it not having any power when I get into my truck, simply battery is dead...
Sooooo, I decided to bump start it since it's on a hill and still nothing. So I had a jump and ran it around the block, this was about 3 weeks ago and I get into it yesterday and it's dead again.
I had a new alternator put in about 1 year ago so I don't know why it's doing this...
I have LEDS everywhere and was curious to see if they drained your battery?
Feedback please,
Joey
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Why are you driving with a suspended license anyway?

Sounds like you need a new battery.
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Old 08-22-2012
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Best place to start would be getting both your battery and alternator tested. Just because your alternator is newer doesn't mean it works properly. It doesn't happen often but we get some back defective that aren't very old.

LEDs can drain your battery... they don't use much power but any draw will eventually kill your battery.
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I dont drive my truck around town at all, I live at the end of the road so I just drive it around the block.
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How old is the battery?
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Have the battery tested.
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If the battery checks out, look for something drawing a current, even a low draw can kill a battery over three week period.
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Old 08-30-2012
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The battery is honestly about 3-4 years old, I got it with the truck and yeah. I had to jump it today also to get the truck running AGAIN
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Fully charg the bat and unhook it from the truck. Ok wait a day or two reinstall both neg and pos connections. If the truck wontstart or it does but sounds slow your bat is shot.
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I'll do that today^ thanks!!
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Old 09-13-2012
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I took it down to Les Schwabb yesterday(thank god for Les Schwabb) and the battery was putting out like 357 or something like that, it was a original battery about 7 years old. Thank god I know it's not a draw, thank you all who helped!
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