2 new batteries and something in my 98 skylark seems to drain
Car runs fine for a couple days and I go out to start it and it's dead.
New autolite battery --I replaced the other battery which was also new.
Cleans connections--I have no idea what is causing this. I don't leave any lights on or anything. Can you help??
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Re: 2 new batteries and something in my 98 skylark seems...
How is your alternator working. have this tested for free at you local part store, they will even take it off for you in some places and put it back on. Also most good autopart stores have the computer to test your system and give you a free diagnostic report so they can sell you the parts. good luck
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Hello Vicky... 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,
Sounds like a battery to me. The cold doesnt drain the battery it just makes it more difficult to produce enough energy to crank the car. If the battery is weak already, the cold just makes it worse. Replace it and move on!
If the engine is turning over and it still wont start try shooting a little starting fluid in the air cleaner to see if it will run .. if so your fuel pump is either bad or the fuel filter is getting dirty.. thanks and holler if you need more Jerry
Hi, I have had similar intemittent dead\low battery problems with my 2008 CDX+.
The garage could never find anything wrong with the charging system, battery or drain. I bought a replacement battery, jump start power pack, battery tester and battery charger, in total costing hunders of pounds in an attempt to resolve the problem.
I was on the point of selling it when one day I heard the roof mounted DVD player making noises when I hadn't switched it on (I never switch it on). After disconnecting it the car started perfectly for months. After reconnecting it the issue came back, however I could never recreate the problem at the dealership as it was intermittent, and they had it for days. Eventually the DVD player took in a disc and refused to eject it. This was enough to have it replaced under warranty. Unfortunately the new one took about 4 months to come in and I have never recieved my disc back.
The new DVD player seems to have helped, however I can still report that in the 6 months or so since fitting I have had one of the new overhead bulbs blow and the battery has been dead on 2 occassions. The last occassion was yesterday and we had driven the car fine the day before.
I now carry the power pack in the car at all times, however as this is my wife's car she is concerned about being stranded with our new baby. My thoughts have once again turned to changing cars (new diesel auto crv 2010?) which is a shame as the Santa Fe ticks the boxes in so many other areas.
I hav a 1995 88 w/ same problem. Key was worn out, Had Security system disabled.by installing a resistor to by pass Sec. System.Had it done for $35.00 Check locally for a starter/alternator shop in your area.