no start no crank replaced starter and battery , next morning dead again!

Asked by May 05, 2016 at 08:14 AM about the 1998 Mercury Villager

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1998, what could cause no start no crank dead after brand new starter and battery, HELP!  I love this van, just bought it 2 months ago,,, paid way too much for this no-fix "solution"

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This is a 1998 mercury villager with 115,000 miles

Have the Automator checked diodes could be bad causing the battery to drain

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Make sure everything is off, no dome lights, glove box light, etc. disconnect a battery cable, put a test in between the battery post and the cable end, if the light glows bright you have a draw that will kill a battery overnight, next electrically disconnect the alternator, if the light goes out then you have found you problem, replace the alternator, if the stays bright then you need to start removing the fuses one at a time noting where each fuse was, until the light goes out, then find what is on that circuit, locate and repair or replace the offending componets, reinstall the fuses while watching the light, if all is good then the light should be off when finished. Note: parasitic loads can make the test light glow dimly, this normal and not a battery killing draw. HTH

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Follow tennisshoes' advice, it's right on. One thing I found on mine was that the rear window wiper wasn't moving up after closing the glass, and it drains the battery. I've even considered removing the rear wiper arm to alleviate the problem.

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