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I use it to travel to work a short distance every day. Someone said that the battery may get run down and the distance I travel might not be enough to charge it up again, if also using either the fan, radio or lights as well. The alternator has been changed, recently, and I found that my clock started to keep time again, it was always behind. The alarm (ding sound) not sure if alarm is the right word, for the car lights, indicator and door left open dose not work either. I had the car in for a battery change 2 years ago and the guy in the garage said that the battery was find but he charged it up for me anyway, free of charge. What can I try, I don't want to buy a new battery If the same issue continues. The car is 10 years old and I am not sure if its ever had a new battery, its a work car, do you think at this stage it needs one?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
what it sounds like is that you may have a loose ground somewhere,most likely a ground strap from the engine block to the frame to the battery. chances are that because of the loose ground your altenator maybe charginging properly but the looose ground the current is not going to the battery so as you are driving the battery is being discharged. if this doesn't solve the problem then i suspect that your alarm is the problem. it is hardwired to the positve side of the of the system and is drawing your battery down. please rate the solution...thanks
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
Unit has a draw somewhere that needs to be addressed. I have found the auto starts sometimes can cause this. But if the draw is through the negative side it could be tough. You should take it to the dealer and have them perform a draw test on the entire vehicle.
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
If you have a voltage regulator than yes this could very well be the problem however I dont think your truck has one. Normally when this thing happens you check the diode in the alternator but you said you replaced the alternator so well assume that is not the problem. Next with the engine off and all electrical acc off. Loosen the positive cable on your battery take the cable off and watch for a spark between the cable and the battery, if there is a spark that means you have juice being drawn from your battery look for a short in your wiring.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
SOURCE: Battery keeps going dead
Hello raiderfan520....Have the battery "load tested" this will tell ya if the battery is defective, one bad cell will draw the others down. If it's bad and only 12 months old you should have warranty left. (free replacement or pro-rated)...If your battery load tests OK, then you have an amperage drain going on while the vehicle is parked.
This is called a "parasitic drain"
Make sure no interior lights, under hood, trunk lights...etc. are remaining on. I hope you don't need the following information i'm about to give you, but here are the steps to locating a parasitic drain.....
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Posted on May 14, 2009
SOURCE: I have a 2000 Chevy
Your Malibu has what is known as a parasitic drain...It could be a stuck relay, trunk light staying on, or a direct short circuit.Something in the electrical circuit is not turning off when then ignition switch is turned off..
You will need to perform a parasitic draw test to determine the cause and correct the problem to keep the battery from draining,
Good luck...i hope this helps
Posted on Dec 13, 2010
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