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Battery gets killed by car

My 84 camaro is a work in progress but i cannot have the battery hooked up or else my car draines it till its dead! what could be the cause of this?

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Many. Many ,Many yers ago I had the same car with the same problem.


Remove the negative battery cable from its post and connect an ammeter red probe
to the negative battery post and the black probe to the negative battery cable.
Now start pulling fuses until the voltage on the meter returns to normal.
(anything above a half of a volt is too high) The fuse you pulled to get this
result is the affected circuit. Now you have to probe it from its B+ source to
the load
to find the short. Check all connectors for rust and the line for opens or
shorting to ground. Repair accordingly. Good luck.. you may want to pack a snack it could take awhile.

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Obviously, there is a short circuit somewhere. How to find out? Remove all the fuses and replace them one by one. Whichever causes the battery to drain is the culprit. Check that system thoroughly and rectify.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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