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1996 Chevy Blazer battery draining/won't start

We can put the battery charger on it and it will start & run fine then we leave it overnight and the battery is dead the next day. We replaced the battery so we know that's not it. Can anyone suggest what might be draining the battery dead?

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  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. Its not the battery (have replaced it), it's not the alternator (have tested it), and can't find any shorts. We can charge the battery and the car works fine for a couple of days. Then all of a sudden one night the battery drains flat. We also have a 96 blazer (same year).

  • debbie_teams Feb 20, 2009

    OK everyone....we found the problem..,yeah! It was a stuck Lumbar switch on the passenger side. Must be one of the kids kicked it getting in our out of the blazer and it was constantly running. We unwired the switch and it works fine now. Something so simple. We discovered it because of the humming noise we heard when sitting in it with nothing running.

  • Heather Alley May 11, 2010

    One day my 94' Chevy Blazer wouldn't start. I changed the ground wire, nothing. Got the batterty tested, it was good.. Got the alt tested, it was gone...put a new one on..worked for a couple of days...same problem!! I boost her, runs fine...leave overnight...drained again!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Jetta battery dead we put it on charger , would start but would not stay running


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What normally you have to look for is that your belt is running properly because your car might be running a lot more off the battery and not so much of f the alternator, but normally if the alternators bad it will drain the battery even if the cars not running.. Yes your first thing you would want to do is check the wiring and al that just because thats cheap and easy but most likley you wanna get the altenator can get that done at advance auto.. please rate me if you get a chance and if you have any other questions just let me know ill check up on your problem..


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Hello it sound like you have some thing draining your battery. there is something drawing power from your battery. it could be a wire that is shorting out some where under the dash. maybe from where some one hooked up a stereo and there are bear wire . grounding out.!! could be a short under the hood . from some one hooking up fog light's or running or a spot light.? check these place's i talked about and see if you can find anything . and let me know. ok "GOOD LUCK"

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Usually a bad ground but i would replace the battery and clean inspect and tighten all cables

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