Question about Cars & Trucks
Most modern vehicles have a bunch of "smart" things that draw a very small amount of power all the time, so left alone, the drain on the battery will eventually make it go dead.
Anything that draws more power, like a fuel pump or lights, is usually switched so that when the ignition is off, there is no power consumed.
The short sweet answer, The car should be fine sitting overnight. It might be a good idea to have jumper cables and a friend handy just in case.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same car I had the same problem.If you have the correct battery for your car with the same problem you have a short or positive ground in your dash/electric fuel pump/fuse box also be carefull of how you take the key from the ignition and if they're old replace them.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
check the charging from alternator if ok you might have a blown fuse ect if no charging 14v id say alternator brushes . or regulator in the alternator
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
CHECK ALTERNATOR FUSE + FUSE LINK TO MAIN BATTERY FEED WIRE.MAKE SURE YOUR BATTERY CABLES IN GOOD SHAPE.IF THEY ARE OLD REPLACE THEM.BECAUSE THEY WILL CAUSE HIGH RESISTANCE IN CIRCUIT CAUSE CHARGING PROBLEMS. AND CHECK ALTERNATOR POSITIVE WIRE AND VOLTAGE REGULATOR WIRE.MAKE SURE DRIVE BELT NO SLIPPING.ALSO MAKE SURE YOUR BATTERY IS 12.5 VOLTS.IF BATTERY IS WEAK ALTERNATOR WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHARGE IT.IT WOULD BE LIKE A BUCKET WITH LARGE HOLE IN IT.KEEP FILLING IT WITH WATER IT WILL LEAK OUT.IT WONT HOLD NONE.
Posted on Jan 30, 2010
Though your car seems fine without using the headlights, you have a charging problem, and need to get a couple things checked out. First make sure your battery connections are clean and tight. Your alternator belt should also be checked to make sure it is serviceable and properly tightened too. Your alternator should be checked under load, and lastly, your battery too. Most auto parts stores, such as auto zone,will check your parts for free,so you should only be spending money on what is broken!
Posted on Feb 17, 2010
One by one, disconnect the fuses until you see no change on a volt/ohm meter connected to the battery with the engine not running.
Posted on Mar 06, 2010
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