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battery issues.

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by MileHigh, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I have a e-47 meyer pump installed on my Ford. My battery has been losing it's charge over the last few nights, it's not the battery(i replaced the battery and same thing) I'm thinking my pump's motor (which has only been installed on this truck since 10-21-07) is for some reason not turning off along with the truck and is draining my battery while I sleep. Is that common? What the hell is going on? I don't think it's my alternator either, because my truck will run just fine for well over 18 hrs plowing. What do you all think it is?
     
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    WIll the plow operate with the ignition in the off position?
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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    the plow operates with the truck on or off.
     
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Then theirs a very good chance that that is the problem.. if the controls are hot all the time and you leave it in the float position it will kill the battery (and usually burn up the A coil too)

    You need to move the power wire for the control to a source in the fuse panel thats only hot with the key in the run position.
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
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    So if i leave my control in the float position..it'll drain? What If I just keep my joystick in the middle, instead in float, will it still drain? Thx so much for the input!! I will see if I can move the power wire.
     
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Definitely :nod:
    If you have the slik stik style control, no it shouldn't...but it's real easy to forget or bump it into float, so you'll still want to move the power wire.
     
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Answers are good. Thx B&B.. I'll try it out.
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2008
  8. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    B&B always KNOWS.
     
  9. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    B& B's the Man with the Plan !!!