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battery going dead
Posted 01 July 2008 - 03:59 PM
Posted 01 July 2008 - 04:09 PM
Posted 01 July 2008 - 04:12 PM
Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:53 PM
Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:58 PM
Its quite possible your battery is shot. How old is it?
it's on it's 3rd or 4th battery the car keeps draining them
i know it's not the battery because i disconnected the batt. and it held a charge just fine after setting a few days
Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:59 PM
A quick and easy one to check is the alternator, one of the diodes may be bad and you could be draining the battery through it. Just disconnect the battery wire going to the alternator and see what happens.
i'll do that maybe tomorrow if i get a chance.
Posted 04 July 2008 - 08:28 AM
Posted 04 July 2008 - 03:18 PM
Posted 05 July 2008 - 10:29 AM
Posted 05 July 2008 - 11:00 AM
IF you are drawing 10A you have bigger problems
Posted 07 July 2008 - 05:48 AM
Posted 07 July 2008 - 06:14 AM
Just went through this on my non-sube vehicle, takes time to isolate and track down-be methodical and patient.
Posted 07 July 2008 - 08:00 AM
I have never had a battery die as precipitously as did that one.
Posted 08 July 2008 - 05:39 PM
Posted 09 July 2008 - 04:49 PM
i did check to make sure the trunk light was off. i have a meter and when i get a chance i will check it out some more.
when mine kept doing that it was because of the battery connections. they were loose.
Posted 23 July 2008 - 04:05 PM
now we have another problem. to find the problem above he pulled the fuses and relays under the hood and under the dash. now since we got the car back it wants to cut out and at low speeds and it stalls. even going at highway speeds the car will jerk every now and then like it's cutting out. could this in any way be caused by pulling the fuses, maybe somthing got reset that shouldn't have. would pulling the fuse for the keyless entry system do this if it's ran with the fuse out.
Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:14 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:20 PM
That problem won't happen by pulling the fuse. Check the fuel filter. If that is good then you may have a weak fuel pump.
Or a good old fashioned tune-up.
Its probably just coincidence.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:09 AM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 08:43 AM
I traced the problem to keyless entry system and another fuse that controls the radio and map lights above the rear-view mirror.
anything else on this fuse??
Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:27 AM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 10:25 AM
Sounds like I've got some testing to do. I'm a noob at this, but how do you actually test the fuses, with a meter?
Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:55 PM
Posted 04 October 2008 - 10:40 AM
so if I pull the fuse to a car component that is drawing current, would not the amps displayed on the meter increase, since the parasitic component is no longer drawing current?
Pulling the fuse will decrease the current since the circuit will be open then.
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