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2003 nissan altima 2.5L 4 CYL would'nt w'out jump.replaced battery and car was fine for two days. On day 3 , after car was sitting for 15 hrs dead again!garage cant find whats drawing when car is off

If start within 12 hrs of last use it starts fine but if not running for 15 or more hrs its dead again

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    Thomas Moriarty Apr 19, 2017

    my garage CLAIMS they did parasitic draw test but cannot locate what is causing draw. i noticed the day before the car wouldnt start the 1st time i had trouble getting key out of ignition after turning car off. it was like the car/ignition didnt relize the car was not running? could this have anything to do with a parasitic draw

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Do you see a brake light on while driving? That could be a bad alternator.

Ask your garage to perform a parasitic draw test - you could do this with a multimeter, as well; it sounds like something is draining your battery while off - it could be any fuse and not obvious like with lights on/etc.

I would 95% positively guess this is the issue due to time frame. If the garage doesn't know what this is, take her somewhere that does. Shouldn't be costly, either.

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