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I charge the battery on my cougar 50cc atv and it starts and drives till i cut it off and the battery is dead again
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: the battery keeps draining and
This may be over-simplified, but to find the battery drain: Remove the positive battery cable from the battery and insert an ammeter in series beween battery and cable. If something is draining the battery, it will show on the ammeter. Remove fuses one-by-one until you see a substantial reduction in the ammeter reading. That will pinpoint the circuit that is draining the battery. Then troubleshoot until you find the faulty component, wiring harness, etc. Remember there will always be a little bit of drain because of ECM, BCM, radio memory and stuff like that.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
Replace your battery when its being tested there not testing it under a heavy enough load. A battery could have a dead cell in it and still show good on the charger. I've had that problem a few times.
Posted on Jul 07, 2009
I have the same car. Same problem. We replaced the fuse box and it fixed the problem. But here we are 6 months later and the problem came back. So for a quick fix you can replace the fuse box. I'll let you know what the real problem is when i get it to the dealer.
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
If you disconnect the negative battery cable and connect a 12V test light between the battery negative post and the negative battery cable terminal the light will burn if there's a draw. Make sure all electrical consumers are off and all doors closed when doing this draw test. If the light is on start pulling 1 fuse at a time until the light goes out, when it goes out that's the circuit that has the draw. Trace it from there.
Posted on Mar 02, 2010
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