Question about 1995 Geo Metro
I JUST BOUGHT A NEW ALTERNATNOR AND SOMETHING KEEPS KILLING THE BATTERY BUT DONT KNOW WHAT THE BATTERY IS ONLY 4 MONTHS OLD
You have a short in your electrical system,
try removing the positive all the wires attached to your positive pole of the battery, then slowly attached them one by one and observe which one would indicate a big spark. if you would pin point which one then you can start from there.
if there is no big spark, then you can bring back the new battery from where you bought it and have a thorough check applied to it. who knows, you could have a factory defect in the battery.
you can also test your new alternator by using a volt meter.
first, check the voltage of the battery, it should be at least 12 v dc or more.
then start the engine, it should read at least 13 volts or more..up to 13.8 volts, then rev the engine and still it should only read up to 14 volts.
then turn on the head lights, ac( if you have ) and check the voltage again. at idling speed, you may experience at least 12 v only on the battery because of the load you are applying.
then rev the engine a little bit, you should have at least 12.8 volts to 13.5 volts.
if every test the voltage are ok, then you have a good alternator.
i hope i was able to fix ur problem,
tnx 4 using fixya,
Posted on Aug 15, 2008
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