Lincoln battery going dead

Dear Doctor: I have a problem with my 2001 Lincoln’s battery going dead when the car is not driven for a day or two. The dealership checked and replaced two new batteries, but I still have the problem. What is going on? Carol

Dear Carol: A qualified technician should be able to locate the parasitic drain on the battery. The procedure is done by hooking up an amp meter and then waiting for the computer to go into the sleep mode before pulling one fuse at a time while monitoring the amp meter. Something is draining the battery on your Lincoln when it’s not running. I have seen clocks, alarms, alternators, power seat and door lock relays, as well as hood, trunk, glove box lights all play a part in battery drain. — Junior Damato, Motor Matters

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