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Why does the battery run down if I don't drive the car in 3 days on 1989 jag xj6


Well, something is draining the battery. Recharge the battery, and have it load tested. If that tests okay, check for voltage draws while the car is off. Pull all fuses, test again. Alternator diodes are a common culprit and would not stop the draw with all fuses pulled. Keep going until you identify the offending system.

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My transit van on a53 plate, is draining the battery, I have had new alternator, and battery but it is still draining battery,


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You will need to take it to the shop find the drain. Something running that has constant power most generally its the radio but they have ways of finding power drains at the shops not in about an hour. You can always do it the old way need 2 people. 1 to pull 1 fuse at a time while the other has the positive cable disconnected. As the fuse puller pulls each fuse the battery person places the terminal about 1/8 inch from post see if theres still an ark. This has be done in the dark of course to see the tiny ark the drain will cause. But thats the backyard mechanic way of finding a drain. When you have no ark anymore look see what that last fuse was running on the fuse box.

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If you suspect the alternator, disconnect the 12V line coming directly from the battery and check for current drain. Are you sure the current unit is in ampere (A) and not milliampere (mA)? A 5A current will drain your battery in about an hour. A 5mA current is just about normal considering the parasitic load (radio memory chip, clock, ECM memory circuit, etc.). Try checking your battery. It could be the real culprit.

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Hello, You need to disconnect the Battery and use an Ohmmeter to find the drain. Just hook the Ohmmeter to the disconnected Battery cables and see what reading you get.

There are several ways of doing this test. But with the Ohmmeter all set to work, turn your Ignition key a couple of times and see if it is shutting off or not. That switch is the most used switch on the truck. May be a cheap shot at fixing the problem for $20 or less.

Unfortunately you now have to systematically disconnect the circuits if that is not the problem.

You are trying to find a grounded wire or part. Turn off the dash controls to the heater/A/C system. Note if the Ohmmeter changes.

When you find the problem circuit, the Ohmmeter will indicate something is grounded when it should not be connected. You can try making a fuse list and pull fuses until you find one which affects the Ohmmeter. That circuit should be investigated further.

If the fused circuit you eliminated goes to something like power seats or windows, or a mirror, just leave it unfused and see if your problem goes away. Restore the other fuses you removed, keep the list and homemade diagram.

There are also Relays in the fuse boxes. What people do not realize about them is they have more than one set of contacts and provide BOTH ground and power terminals. This means something can be grounded through a Relay if the points stick. Since another Relay in the series may depend on being Grounded to work, you have a situation where a second Relay in a series is still turned ON because the points in the first Relay stuck. When the first defective Relay is powered down, the second Relay remains on and is draining your Battery.

There is also another way to test the Relays and remaining devices. There are now cheaper Temperature Lasers at Harbor Freight and Sears. When you have a power drain it creates heat. You should be able to use the Temperature laser to detect if a Relay or part is turned on. This would require the truck to be parked and have a charged Battery connected. It will not work for a concealed motor like a window motor or Power seat motor.

I hope my suggestions are helpful to you.

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You need to check for something that is a constant drain on the battery.
Is the underhood light staying on?
Are the interior lights left on?
Is the glove box light staying on?
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Do you leave your GPS unit plugged in or cell phone charger plugged in?
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