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2004 suburban 1500 battery keeps going dead

Had alternator checked today and they said it is good
i had the truck in the body shop when i got it back they said the battery had died on them - i had battery charged and it lasted 8 days before it died again -battery is good

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Something is obviously putting a drain on the battery, if all the things you had checked are good. If you disconnect the negative terminal on the battery touch it back, it should spark a little, but not alot. If it sparks quite a bit you know something is staying on that shouldn't. Possibly a glove box light, or if your truck has a light under the hood the mercury switch in it may have gone bad causing it to stay on. If it's taking 8 days to go dead you'll be looking for something small. I hope this helps.

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CHECK FOR BATTERY DRAW,GROUND WIRE ON FRAME OF TRUCK,STARTER CAN ALSO BE DRAWING VOLTS WHY TRUCK IS STILL.HAVE THE BATTERY TESTED BY A LOAD TESTER ALSO ANY PART STORE WILL BE GLAD TO TEST IT FREE FOR HOPES OF A SALE.

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