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Battery is not holding enough charge
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: battery not holding a charge
Normally all circuits should be dead when you switch off the ignition.
Only usual live one, is the radiator electric fan.
You should hear this running after you switch off, for only a short while, if you listen you can eliminate this.
Perhaps glove box, or trunk lights are sticking on ? but normally you only get them if side lamps are on, but still worth checking !
You will have to try disconnecting the battery over a weekend, if it is flat on Monday, it must be the battery.
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Posted on Jan 20, 2009
sounds like a 12V drain on the system, like a trunk or glove box light that won't shut off.> Could be many. many other reasons why. The way I would find the draining circuit would be to remove the neg cable of the battery. I then would connect a 12V test light between the neg battery TERMINAL and the neg battery CABLE. With a 12V drain the light will shine. I would install into the light a 9V battery powered recepticle to hold computer and radio station memory. Then I remove fuses 1 at a time, then reinstall, at the same time looking for the 12V light to go out. Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
It's very possible that it's not your battery but your starter acting up. A weak starter will start a car when it's cold, but once you drive the car around and it heats up, it takes more power to start the car than normal, giving the indication that there's something wrong with your charging system when it's really the starter. I'd go to get your charging system checked out b/4 throwing in a new battery, only to find out it's something else. I'm guessing starter based on the limited information provided. Good Luck with your problem.
p.s. Most batteries will last at least 4 years
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
Check all your fuses if you had a system failure it could have blown a fuse. I am not sure on your vehicle where the fuse is in the car or under the hood it could also have a relay. You can check your alternator by checking the voltage at the back of the alternator where the big wire bolts on. You should have 14+ volts at the alternator.
Posted on May 24, 2009
Take it back to the place where you bought it and have them test it. Not all 'new' batteries are perfect. Many can be defective from the factory or damaged during shipping etc.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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