Hi all, I have a 1990 Ford Escort LX (North American), and one day, out of nowhere, the battery was dead. I had not left any lights on or anything, or the keys in the ignition, and the day before, everything was fine.
This was about a week after I got my car back from the garage with an unrelated problem (timing/other belt replacement). In the time between getting the car back and the battery dying, the car ran fine, other than being a little hot (still in normal
After the battery died, I charged it, then subsequently (many times, subsequently) it drained again. It would stay charged for an hour or two, max. We thought it may be the alternator, so we unplugged the battery, and the car would continue to run fine, so that isn't the problem.
We thought that the battery may be defective (we had it for less than a year) so we took it back and got a new one.
Not the problem. The new battery was dead the very next morning, to my extreme anger and frustration.
My question to you, the forumers:What could the problem be?
I don't think the mechanics could've ripped out a wire or something. The battery wouldn't have lasted a whole week before dying, as the second one, brand new, lasted 12 hours.