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Something is pulling power from my battery when my vehicle is off.

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I'm pretty sure it's not the PCM. When you have the alternator tested is it still on the vehicle? Does everything seem to be working when the vehicle is running correctly? There are to many questions but is it possible that when the vehicle sits there is something pulling at the battery bring it down. I am a Ford electronics specialist and I have only heard of one other time in my 25+ years in doing this that the PCM has caused a charging problem and in that case it was pulling power from the battery as the vehicle sat. I'm not sure what more to say other then I didn't want you to waist your money on a new computer for the vehicle. If the case is that you may have something pulling your battery down (a draw) and if you think this may be possible, you can email me letting me know And I will be happy to give you instructions on how to test and narrow down the location of the draw. I know I didn't help but like I said I didn't want you to waist you money. Email me if need be and I will help with what I can. Am in and out all day and check my email often. Wish I could tell you more.

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Hello Mohamede.

Not sure what your question is here.

I will post a couple of common issues with the Elantra steering problems.
Hopefully one of these following problems will assist you.

Before replacing a power steering oil pump for a "whine" noise condition, check the oil pump reservoir filter screen for contamination. If the filter screen at the bottom of the oil pump reservoir is clogged, it may cause the pump to aerate and cause a "whine" noise.
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Im not a mechanic and am familiar with my vehicle, the battery has been checked and is fine when hooked up it sparks but there is something severe that is draining the battery within an hour or two. It...

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Causes of excessive current drain in late model vehicles include things like lights that remain on (trunk and hood lights, interior lights, brake lights, etc.) and also relays that may be stuck on, or modules that are not going to sleep or powering down.
A fuel pump relay that sticks on may keep the fuel pump running after the engine is shut off. A switch or relay that powers a rear window defogger can stick on, pulling current from the battery after the ignition is off. An electronic suspension module, abs module or keyless entry module may remain active long after it should have powered down.
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