Some Advise Needed Please

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  1. Doddy999

    Doddy999 Read Only Funster

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    I have a Ducato 2.8 2003 model. I had some trouble with my battery about a
    month ago, so had a new 95amp fitted, got back off a 2 week holiday on Tues
    to find my van completly dead? the only thing on was the small red led flashing
    alarm light. Although stood for a fortnight it should not do that.
    Got the AA out jump start it then left it running for over an hour.
    Next day dead. got it started then disconnected the alarm, turned engine off
    then disconnected the nuetral lead & noticed a clicking noise when touching the
    terminal? its coming from two relays that are located in engine bay bang in the
    middle located with a cover over them there is another relay & a few fuses.
    Can anyone explain what these are for? :Blush:

    Thanks
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    they could be the fridge and hab charge relays but mine are to the left of the battery on the inner wing....Kontiki on a 2001 ducato 2.8
    different converters may fit them in different places.

    if the fridge one has stuck in the closed position it will discharge the engine battery via the fridge 12v.

    both charge and fridge relays should only activate when the engine is running.
     
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    Doddy999 Read Only Funster

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    Thanks John, just took some pics of them.

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    Have you got a Multimeter??

    If you have you can disconnect the battery and connect the multimeter (set to read AMPS) between the terminal you have removed and the battery.

    If it shows a discharge then you can then remove fuses etc. until the discharge disappears. You then have the item that is at fault.

    It could be(notice COULD BE) something like a faulty alternator. I have known one to discharge then battery before now.

    Hope this helps.:thumb:
     
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