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99 sebring battery drain

Car will not start after sitting for 2-3 days. Less than that OK. showing about 150 mA draw with everything off. Pull TCM and ASD fuses and drops to about 6mA.

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have starter checked ,most likely starter

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Hi I am Vortash when you turn the key is there a sound from the engine a clicking noise this would be the pre engaged starter motor solenoid trying to engage if you do then the starter motor may be jammed or faulty or possibly has a bad earth check all your body earthing straps .. ( the lights would work as they dont take much drain but the amperage of the starter motor wouldnt ) .
If after checking the earths you dont hear this then I would suspect that the ignition switch is at fault and the starter motor contacts in the switch have burned out or the starter relay hope this is of help regards vortash

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you have a crossed wire thats blowing the fuse. Check all wires to the starter also to the fuse box and to the battery

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turn the key on leave it on for 10 to 20 min.s after yo wait then turn key off and then try to start the car this shoud work. it will reboot the computer.

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