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My battery drains in my 1992 checy truck. I have had the alternator checked and it is good. I have drain while the truck is powered off. I would like to know if this ia common problem for this year of truck or just my luck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Chevy Malibu Check Battery Light
The battery light in my 1998 malibu just came on the other day. The serpentine belt lookd new... The car starts right up.... Can I ignore this light?
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
No, corrosion will not cause a battery to drain, even if the corrosion is on the terminals. Several factors can cause battery drain, I would first have the battery tested to see if the battery it self is not bad. If the battery is good, then the most common is a short. All most all new cars have a certain amount of drain,(measured in milivolts) this drain is for clocks and computer memory's, and it would take several days of a vehicle sitting for the battery to be drained. Don't immediately assume you have a problem if you see 2-6 milivolts of drain on a battery with the key out, now if your battery is being drained after being parked over night, you have a problem. The easiest way to pin down the problem short is to disconnect your positive battery cable from the battery, take a 12 volt test light and clamp one end to the positive cable, and hold the probe to the positive post. Now if you have a short the light will come on. Have someone help you by pulling the fuses one at a time. If when a fuse is pulled the light goes out you have isolated the short to that system. If you pulled all the fuses and the light never went out try disconnecting all the wires from the alternator, 9 times outta 10 do this will let you know where your short is. If the system is not critical like power locks some people just leave the fuse out.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
i seen this same problem with a Toyota Tacoma.the starter was drawing the battery down all the time .we replaced the starter with no more trouble.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
sounds like the computer is gonna hit the dust! we worked on a 2008 chevy k3500 and it had major computer problems and when we were working on it guess what it craped out on us one day! went ot start it and it was so screwed up that it showed all the gauges messed up and completly dead no ignition nothing!!!
tkae it to a mechanic have them check the computer or selonoid !
Posted on Feb 20, 2010
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