Question about 1997 Chevrolet Blazer
My Blazer has been through a tough time...
It had been sitting in the same spot for a year and a half. The battery that is currently in it is about 1 year and a half old. I finally got the truck fixed about 2 weeks ago. Everything was fine. The Alternator was charging the battery and the battery seemed alright. I made a three hour trip in it and then drove it the next few days....gradually the battery got weaker and weaker...it would start but it took a lot out of its power. It was dead the other day and I got a jump and it started. Then I drove it, the alternator is working because the voltage was reading around 14-15 volts and the battery light was not on. The next day, I went out to start it and it was dead....So I took the battery to Autozone to get it charged and tested....they said it is a good battery and it was around 11 volts, i guess (I'm not too good with cars). So here is my problem....
Battery is good (apparently) - 1 1/2 years old Alternator is good - two weeks old
Battery takes a charge and can start truck....battery light does not come on during truck being on.
When I turn the key backwards to turn on radio and other electric devices....the battery light comes on and stays on as if there is a problem with this apparently good battery.
Also, a long time ago, the dome light wouldn't ever go out....so I took the bulb out. Could this be what is draining the battery? The cigarette ashtray light doesn't ever go out either
Is there a short circuit somewhere? Do I just need to go get a new battery and hope for the best? I gotta get this thing running so I can get to work! Please help!!
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 23, 2013 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer
Dec 05, 2011 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer
Nov 25, 2011 | 1993 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer
Nov 04, 2009 | 1994 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer
May 29, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer
May 12, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet Venture
Feb 26, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Blazer
Oct 07, 2008 | 1998 Chevrolet Blazer
Feb 19, 2017 | 1997 Chevrolet Blazer
702 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!