Question about Cars & Trucks

Open Question

Battery drain on a Kia soul

With a full charged battery, and letting it sit for 3 1/2 days the battery won't start the motor. No lighting on during the sitting peroid. as it sits in a dark garage and it should be visable at night. The shop can only detect a 200 miliamp continous drain on the battery, which is about nothing. The car was in for a emisions code error and they said the emissions solenoid had a short in it, and replaced it along with the wire harness. My question is if the relay controlling the solenoid had an ark across the contacts and fused them this would turn the contact surface metal into a soft semi metal coating. would this be enough to keep the normaly open contacts in a closed position one day and then be open the next day?draining the battery? and would it be good one day and then be bad a few days later? The car has been in the shop many times in the last month and a half and they keep telling me they can't find the problem. Is this a problem you have ever encountered ?

Posted by Anonymous on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

teqman
  • 75 Answers

SOURCE: Can the rear wiper drain the batter?

It's 1.48 am here and I'm rather sleepy but the other thing that springs to mind (bearing in mind the electrics on all cars are basically the weakest link) is a power drain. Basically that means there is still a loose connection somewhere on the car and quite possibly an earth.
If you lift the hood and check on the inside left and right wings you should see a whole bundle of sheathed and/or unsheathed wires bolted or held by a screw. Check the tightness and ensure this area is clean.
The weather could also be another factor, electrics don't like the cold and wet, so always keep a can of WD40 in the car and spray away at the electrics if you have car starting problems. Especially where the spark plug leads connect to the plugs.
nite nite

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: How do I find a electircal short. After sitting

You have a draw, not a short. Disconnect the positive battery cable, and put a 12v test light between the cable and pos. batt. post. Light will illuminate indicating power is being requested by a circuit. Start removing fuses one at a time until the light goes out. That will be the draw circuit. Check the items on that circuit for the one that isn't shutting off.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

  • 12104 Answers

SOURCE: My 1997 Saturn sl2 has a problem with the battery

your car will always have something being powered but its a trickle amount[computer-entry control[keyless entry]-radio memory-etc if ur going to let it sit for a month with battery connected yes your battery will more than likely be dead when u disconnect it ur also clearing all codes and memory in computer and components auto stores sell a trickle charger/maintain charge charger for long term storage there used for any type battery boats ,cars,atvs ,planes,etc the charger maintains the charge in a battery it goes on and off when needed

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

em1cl
  • 463 Answers

SOURCE: The battery drains when the

Hello.
Here are a few things that may help you.
Batteries not holding a charge is usually the result of a either, low levels in the battery, a dead cell, or below freezing temperatures. If you do NOT have a maintenance free battery, you should check the levels.

You can also take the vehicle, while it is working, by Auto zone, or Discount auto parts and they will check the battery for free and tell you if the problem is your battery. While you're at the auto parts store you should also have them check your alternator, again it's free, to make sure it's working properly.

I hope this helps you!
Donnie

Posted on Mar 07, 2011

  • 594 Answers

SOURCE: 1998 Dodge Avenger. My car

performed paresetic draw on system to find out what is draining the battery
could be lots of thing ex : trunk light ,under hood light ,etc etc.

Posted on Jul 17, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 2011 ford triton v10 in my motor home would not start I moved it out of park and back it started but would not keep running it has been sitting for weeks.


BATTERY IS WEAK FROM SITTING,JUMP IT AN TAKE IT FOR A DRIVE TO CHARGE BATTERY BACK UP,MY TOYOTA'S BATTERY USED TO GET WEEK WHEN I LET IT SIT FOR 2 WEEKS.i F YOU LET IT SIT .START IT EVERY 3 DAYS TO KEEP BATTERY CHARGED.

Aug 01, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Won't start, but after sitting a day or two It starts right up.


check fuel pressure could have clogged fuel filter or bad fuel pump.

Jun 11, 2013 | 1995 Geo Prizm

1 Answer

2003 suburban has been siting for 3 years and now won't start. I can hear fuel pump working when key is ON. Battery is charged. What could it be? It cranks over like no fuel or spark getting to it


If it's been sitting for 3 years I would do as follows
1. Drain tank of all gas, give it some fresh gas.
2. Change the Spark Plugs
Attempt to start it. (Keep in mind it may take a few times to get all that old gas out of the lines)
Sitting it the worst thing for a rig. I advise never let it go without starting it ATLEAST once a month
If that doesn't work make sure it is getting fuel to the motor.
If so it could be your Distributor or Coil. Good luck

Mar 24, 2013 | 2003 Chevrolet Suburban

1 Answer

Battery keeps draining already put in a brand new alletantor and brattery still draining and battery lights comes on and truck won't start


You would have checked the charging system before replacing the alternator, so I will assume the charging system is good.
If the battery is being discharged overnight or over a few days, you would need to disconnect it and check every circuit on the truck to find the drain.

Oct 10, 2012 | 1990 Ford F150

1 Answer

98 honda crv wil start if jump started and then later won't start


Your battery is not fully charged and may not be accepting a full charge. Remove your battery and put it on a charger overnight. Take the battery to a parts store and have them hook it up. They will then be able to tell if it is taking a full charge or not. If this is a new battery it will take a full charge but it is still getting drained by something such as a radio not shutting off automatically, if you have that option.

Oct 07, 2012 | Honda Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car runsthe batterie won't hold a charge in car , but out is good and holds full charge.Pulled all fuses one at a time, know change.It takes two day to drop below starting voltage. Any help appre


it sounds like your alternator is bad. take your car to any auto-zone and they will bench test it for free.they will also test your battery. a car battery can run your car for a couple of days depending on how far and and how many time you start it,what electrical load you put on it.hope this helps.

Jun 23, 2012 | 1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

My explorer won't start, It was dead, I charged the battery. got a clicking noise. the battery died again, charged it and let it sit for a couple hours, went to try again, didn't even have to...


if the batter has a drain the starter may be at fault the starter can drain a battery with out running i would unhook the battery cables then charge the battery then i would have the starter tested.

Sep 05, 2011 | 1991 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

2010 Kia soul car alarm won't stop blinking.


I think one of your door latches was not closed all the way. Check that first.

Aug 03, 2011 | 2010 Kia Soul

1 Answer

I have a 99 KIA Sportage that left the lights on while at work and ran the battery down we recharged the battery and now it wont turn over. It try's but its like no fuel is getting to it. It started fine...


Hello and welcome to FixYa!


If the battery light is on, I strongly suggest that you have the battery charged. It can be an indication of a weak battery or a faulty alternator. If the battery light still on after charging then the problem will surely be on the alternator itself. If that's the case the alternator should be replaced to resolve the problem.


If the battery won't hold charge even on a new alternator then the problem will be on the battery itself. It surely is in the end of it's service life and replacement will be necessary.


You may try to reset it to by removing the positive battery connector, letting it sit for at least 5mins. then reconnect it again. This will reset the system and can get the battery light off.


Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Have a good one!

Apr 29, 2011 | 1999 Kia Sportage

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

339 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...