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New battery drains to dead in 24 hours

What could it be? 1993 toyota camry 6 cy.

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  • junetruelove Jan 17, 2009

    the trunk light is out. could this affect the battery? it has to be a very slow electrical drain on battery. If car is cranked everyday. even in the coldest of weather, it will crank everyday thereafter and run. Therefore a machanic can't find problem in a shop. how would you check for the electrical failure in alternator?



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Assuming that the trunk light is not staying on, I would think that the alternator would be the cause of the drain. When the internal electrical parts in the alternator fail, it can drain the battery.

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  • Toyota Ed Jan 19, 2009

    Using a testlamp, and the vehicle turned OFF. disconnect the positivebattery cable. COnnect each end of the testlamp between the POS battery end and the cable. If the light shines brighly, you have a draw, like a light on someplace. A barely lit lamp could be a bad diode in the alternator. The only way to check the alternator is from a professional alternator repair service.

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