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Power drains out of battery unless it is driven every couple of days. Battery is very hard to recharge.

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This could be one of several problems, A dead battery (which you can have checked
for free at many parts stores), a bad alternator (which can also be checked there).
or a "vampire" drain. Which is a small short which causes the battery to drain.
You can check for a vampire drain by hooking an ammeter (amp meter) in SERIES
with the engine with the ignition off to see if there is current flowing. This means
that the + battery terminal must be disconnected and the meter installed
between it and the cable to measure current flow. do not start the car as it will
blow most meters. Hope this helps.

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Your battery is dieing. After time batteries don't charge as deeply or hold a charge as they once did. Replace your battery and you will no longer have the problem.

Posted on Mar 28, 2011

  • fergusonse Mar 28, 2011

    It's a new battery. Just keeps happening.

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