Question about 1999 Toyota 4Runner
Couple weks ago wouldnt start ... cleaned connectors and charged battery .. all good... then a couple days ago ... car dead again .. when looking at battery dheard a ticking sound (sounds like from fuse box, like the lights or something) Charged battery again over night and nothing when battery reconnected there is still the ticking sound ???? Could something be draining my battery ??
Yes one of the relays could be draining the battery.
I would open the fuse and relay boxes and try to find where the noise is coming from. If it is a relay, pull it out and see if the noise stops.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It reads like a 'draw', a 'short', or a parasitic current draining your battery. All batteries are weakened by cold weather, so the combo just isn't good for it.
You must have a fresh known good battery that is now fully charged. To check it, start your car with it, then DETACH THE BATTERY every time the car is parked.
Until you fix it completely you can also get a trickle charger to keep your battery in shape overnight, and get a portable booster battery for safety. There are many models, they look like this.
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
SOURCE: Car is dead but battery is good
You should YES check all Grounds Around Battery B U T Also there are AUX Power Cables that go to the Battery Chase them to see that they have NO corrosion or Breaks. It Sounds as though you have a SIMPLE No Power to Accessories type problem.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
I would check your main battery terminals to make sure they are not loose. Sometimes, even when you have reconnected them properly they may not be tight enough to make a good electrical connections...I have seen it a million times and I have also been a victim myself :) If you shake them and they swivel at all that may be your problem. Sometimes another way to tell is if you can move them around and the car starts one time, then later that day or sometime down the road the car wont start again this is a sign that the connection is your problem. You should definately try this first, then go from there.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
it would take about 350 hours to kill your battery at 200 ma leakage .. between the computer, radio and anything else that has "keep alive" conditions .. i would think 200ma is maybe on the high side of normal .. to kill the battery in 2 days would require a continuous drain of more than 1.5 amps .. that would be about what the trunk light or under hood light would draw .. make sure those are going off .... alternator diodes can have leakage thats very high .. of course if you are measuring the leakage current right at the battery connector then all leakage sources should be included in the reading .. if its only 200ma then you might have a bad battery (low on water or sulfated) .. Pb acid batteries are easily ruined by leaving them discharged for a while .. and the maintainence free types can only handle a few deep discharges .. .
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
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