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Battery completely drained after 45 mins of listening to cd player without car running,

Before it died lots o0f ticking noises under drivers seat before it died. replaced battery and it was fine for 2 days, went to leave today, ran car and warmed it up or 5 mins. put it in reverse and it died. battery voltage went from 11 to 14 then back and forth between the two numbers. tried again to start it same thing. fuses seem ok. worried about that ticking noise. any ideas of what it could be? battery drains after 2 days of using car and it was running fine. shouldn't it have drained as soon as I put the new battery in instead of 2 days later? help? any suggestions are appreciated. thanks.

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A healthy battery will take a charge and discharge and be o k -you have several things going on-the ticking noise is some kinda rely that is turning on and off probably because of low voltage-the voltage jumping around sound like the alternator is giving up and is not fully charging battery-you may also have a drain on the battery that doesn't stop when you turn the key off like an extra power amp for the radio- you can take your car to autozone or advanced auto and they will check out the charging system for free and tell you what is going on-cheers Denny

Posted on Nov 23, 2013

  • nina reed Nov 24, 2013

    thank you denny for your help. we will try auto zone and let you know how it turns out.

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