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1988 olds regancy new bat keep charging. won't hold charge. think somthing draining bat.could it be a short?

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Sounds more like the alternator isn't working. there should be a local auto parts store that will check the charging system or if you had the battery installed they should be able to check it. good luck!

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My Buick Rendezvous's battery keeps dying. Charged it, died again. The battery light keeps turning on then it dies. I don't know what to do, I really need this car. I dont know if its the alternator.


The Battery Light coming on usually indicates the charging system is not working. If you can limp it down to your local Auto Parts Store they will usually check your battery and charging system for free.
Yes a fuse can cause charging system to malfunction - also there will be a Major Fuse/Fusable Link. If you have your owners manual there will be a section showing fuse locations and description.
Let me know if and how this helps you
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I have a 84 d15 dodge. the battery won't hold a


Sounds as if you have a short draining the battery overnight. Take the battery negative off and run a 12volt test light between the terminal and the ground post on the battery. leave the key out of the ignition switch. see if there is a dim or bright light glowing in the test light. If either one is the case start pulling out your fuses and watching the light until the light goes out. When it goes out y have identified the circuit your short is in. ( headlamps, door switches, ect. ) Make sure to put each fuse back in the proper place so as not to burn anything up!!!!. By the way , you did NOT keep the positive battery terminal off to see if the alternator was charging did you? If you did you just burned up your new alternator,which by the way will give your battery a direct short to ground through the diode trio in the alternator, thus causing the battery to very quickly drain. and Why should you have to jump start a NEW battery? Check to see if you are lucky enough to have a charging fuse, if you did the positive off while running thing that fuse could save you if you have it.

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My 88' Ford f250 dosent hold a charge but I'm


Please check for tips and how to confirm the draining of the battery and test the charging circuit. Use of a ammeter is necessary to confirm the drain. http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5824824-draining_car_battery_charge

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My 2006 Tribeca keeps draining the battery. I've been through 3 batteries already. If I don't drive it for 2 or more days the battery is drained and either doesn't turn over or after several...


or any of several reasons:

  • You accidentally left the lights on or some other accessory that pulls power from the battery even when the ignition key is off.
  • The battery is not being recharged while the vehicle is being driven (you have a charging problem)
  • There is a key off parasitic electrical drain on the battery because a relay is sticking, a module is not shutting down, or there is a shorted diode in the alternator.
  • Your battery is old and will not hold a charge anymore. The battery needs to be replaced.

May 31, 2011 | 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca

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1988 cadillac eldorado has a new battery that only starts up with a jump charge. I think it might be the altinator or alarm ? Need the solutions


It could be the hood latch isn't engaging all the way and causing the hood light to stay on and create a drain on the battery. My grandfathers car (same year/make) had this issue and we used a bungy cord to keep it shut all the way and the problem is gone now.

Mar 26, 2011 | 1988 Cadillac Eldorado

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Runs fine for a wile then dies battery drained


Hi
A car battery can run down for any of several reasons:
  • You accidentally left the lights on or some other accessory that pulls power from the battery even when the ignition key is off.
  • The battery is not being recharged while the vehicle is being driven (you have a charging problem)
  • There is a key off parasitic electrical drain on the battery because a relay is sticking, a module is not shutting down, or there is a shorted diode in the alternator.
  • Your battery is old and will not hold a charge anymore. The battery needs to be replaced.
Most of the time if the battery is fairly new and keeps getting drained have the mechanic check the alternator if its charing the battery.
Thanks for using Fixya.

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I have a 96 rodeo and i have replaced the bat and have replaced the alt and the bat still goes dead after a couple of days using a/c


OK, the AC has nothing t o do with the charging system, If your charge meter on the dash shows more than 13, it is charging, that is good, if the battery checks out, that is good, Just because it is new doesn't mean it is good, get it to walmart and have them test it for free, they will tell you what shape it is in, The alternator belt has to be tight to be charging. The terminals have to be clean to charge the battery, The only other thing I can think of is something is switched on while the car is off, and it is draining the battery, radio, fuzz buster, something like that, or the fuel pump is running,. It will drain a battery in less than a week. Check it out, listen for something buzzing or humming late at night when it is quiet. Hope this helps.

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Got new head gasket installed-not related to prob.after that bat.went dead,new bat and alt. still drains bat overnight. could it be a short in starter?


Check the main alternator fuse. It is either a block fuse in the fuse box under the hood or it is built into the positive battery terminal. If it is blown your battery will not charge even though everything else is in perfect working order and the alternator light(charge light) on the dash will not light up to tell you there is a problem. You will drive a short distance and the battery will go dead. After recharging it will start right up run OK till it runs out of juice again and dies, etc. Find the fuse and check it is not blown. It is a frustratingly simple fix to a hard to diagnose problem.

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One year old battery kept dying. It tested bad and


There is some things to check....

(1) Is your alternator charging? take your vehicle to Advanced Autos, Napa or someone like that and have them test your alternator.
(2) Is there something in the vehicle causing excessive drain on the battery when the motor is not running... like is the interior light may be on or something to that affect.
(3) Are you doing enough driving to recharge your battery? short stops and starts is not good for a battery as you may rob more energy from the battery then you are putting back in.
Sounds like something is draining your battery, something must be left on in the vehicle, Advanced Autos or Napa should be able to tell if something is draining your battery when the vehicle is off.

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Battery not holding charge.


The new battery might be faulty. I have had a few new batteries that seemed good. After they were installed, the car would start right up. If the car sat overnight, the battery would drain down to about 10.5V and wouldn't start.
Try disconnecting the (-) terminal on the battery and let the car sit overnight. Then reconnect the
(-) and try to start the car (or if you have a voltmeter check the voltage across the battery terminals) . If the car is hard to start or doesn't start the battery is defective.

here is the wiring diagram for the charging system. let me know if you need any of the other wiring diagrams.
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