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Wont start without jump start

If i dont run my 1994 buick park ave for a couple hours the battery dies and i changed the battery not to long ago
Any help please email me bennett-25@hotmail.com

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    load test your alternator asap.

    the new battery is still good, but not if you keep draining it.

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The Buick Park Ave is the ULTIMATE bells and whistles vehicle. I know, I helped buy one for a friend. Used as it was, it had things that needed tweaked, at home and in the shop. The condition you asked was one of them we couldn't fix at home, but you might. Seems her vehicles antenna retracted as soon as it was shut off, and so they should. This one would keep on going even after the key was removed. The "End of Stroke" switch was broken - The antenna would pull down and when it reached the limit, you couldn't hear anything, but the antenna motor was still running until the motors thermal cut out kicks in thus saving the motor. That is good - and bad. It would cool down, and try again. Seems silly but she had the electrical system checked twice before the dealer caught it. The dealer also mentioned about 5 other devices that are "on" when the car is "off". I only have time to mention one. Hope this helps. If not, keep watching for answers.
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Check your alternator to see if is charging propperly.. There is also a fuse in the car to control the alternator charging as well. you should look at this.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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