Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2006 Chevy Suburban. The first battery had 25000 miles on it and the vehicle would just die. We'd have to jump start it. I replaced the battery and that one has 30000 miles on it ans is having the same problem. Chevy dealership can't find anything wrong. Any ideas?

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 15 Answers

Do you have an aftermarket alarm or stereo installed in the car? Often times incorrectly wired aftermarket electronics will have too high a residual current draw and will prematurely drain a battery. Unfortunately, sometimes correctly wired in aftermarket electronics will also do this.

Also, if you simply don't drive the car much and only take short trips when you do drive it will prematurely drain a battery. Actually, it's not so much that it prematurely drains the battery, but rather the battery doesn't have enough time to recharge itself after the starting load.

If the car is stock and is regularly driven, then it is likely a wiring issue somewhere or an interior light is being left on. Some cars have lights in the engine bay that are supposed to shut on when you pop the hood. In short, any sort of residual draw on the electrical system can, over time, kill a battery prematurely.

Also, if you live in a cold climate this will also effect the starting power of the battery. CCA on a battery means Cold Cranking Amps. The more CCA a battery has the more starting power it has when cold. If you don't drive the car much a deep cycle battery MAY potentially also help.

Posted on Jul 20, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 2006 Chevy Uplander this last weekend we were headed home from my sister in-laws when we were half way home the charging system failure light came on and the


You might not have a good connection on your jump. Remove the battery and alternator and have both tested at your local parts store. My guess is the alternator is bad and the battery just needs a charge. If they both test good, you have a short somewhere in the truck.

May 30, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

92 Saab keeps dying, won't hold charge....


You have the battery and the alternator and the alternator belt and if they are working fine there must be something that is draining the battery. You need an auto electrician to check what the drain is. In such cases,on various vehicles, the BCM, body control module, proves to have something to do with it. Get A GOOD AUTO ELECTRICIAN to check if there is a particular component
draining the battery

Jul 18, 2015 | Saab Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

What's your problem?Recently I left the key on or the light on or both in my 2001 suburban.. So i jumped started it no problem. next day while taking my son to school about 1 mile on the way back


How old is the battery? Have it load tested at a car parts store. It sounds like an old or bad battery, Do you remember where it was bought? Some new batteries fail right away, take it back they will replace it.

Mar 04, 2013 | 1995 GMC Suburban

1 Answer

2006 cobalt 54000 miles I had trouble starting and when it did the check engine light is blinking and it sputters bad even worse when I push the gas pedal


DID YOU REPLACE AIR FILTER AT 25000 MILES FUEL SYSTEM NEED SERVICED AT 25000 MILES ALSO PROBLEM COULD BE STOPPED UP FUEL FILTER OR FAULTY ACCELERATOR PEDAL POSITION SENSOR OR WATER IN GAS CAUSE ENGINE RUN ROUGH. .HAVE VECHICLE SCANNED FIRST. BEFORE BUYING NEW PARTS. HAVE FUEL SYSTEM SERVICE CLEAN FUEL INJECTORS ALSO.

Dec 11, 2010 | 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

1 Answer

1994 suburban will not keep charge from battery,


Sounds like a bad altnator. if the alt. is working propperly it will run the burb. with out the battery installed. With that though, it possiably could of damaged the batt. enough to the point of replacement as well.

Jul 17, 2009 | 1994 Chevrolet Suburban

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

174 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

78936 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

13632 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...