Question about Cars & Trucks
NEW BATTERY AND ALTERNATOR. START TRUCK AND WITHIN 2 MINUTES IT DRAWS THE VOLTAGE DOWN TO BELOW 10 VOLTS AND ENGINE DIES
Are you sure the alternator is charging the battery ?
Have you checked voltage output at the alternator with the engine running ?
Posted on Apr 21, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you have a volt meter check to see if there is a drain on the battery when the car is off, you can then pull each fuse to see which circuit is causing the draining. Sounds easy, but I have also seen cases where somone left change (a penny) in the cigarette lighter causing a short cirucit.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
SOURCE: Battery dies while sitting idle
Well it could be possible that you have a cell that is going bad.. This would cause battery to fade with little draw from onboard accessories (ie: clock, etc...) Why not spend a couple dollars and install battery isolation switch you can flip when vehicle is expected to sit for a duration... I know this doesnt solve the drain problem you have but could be a solution for not having to jumpstart it when you need to ude it..Good Luck
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
Possible loose or worn alternator belt. Check the condition of the belt. If it's worn, replace it. If it's just loose, tighten it up.
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
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