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Old 10-04-2005, 11:38 PM   #31
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OK.... so, the battery was flat (ie. 0 volts) ... you recharged it ... (13.5 volts) ... it went flat again on its own ... (0 volts again).

Are we on the right track now?
Umm, no, lol, okay, i recharged it but didn't put it back into the mount and plug it in so basically it is sitting lol
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:40 PM   #32
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Umm, no, lol, okay, i recharged it but didn't put it back into the mount and plug it in so basically it is sitting lol
So, do you have any proof that there's something actually draining it when it shouldn't, or is it possible that something was left on, drained the battery, so you pulled it out ... ?
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:42 PM   #33
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So, do you have any proof that there's something actually draining it when it shouldn't, or is it possible that something was left on, drained the battery, so you pulled it out ... ?
It is being drained because i bought a new battery 2 nights ago and the morning after it was dead
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:50 PM   #34
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It is being drained because i bought a new battery 2 nights ago and the morning after it was dead
So, you bought the new battery, and killed it in 2 days.
Why did you buy the new one? was the old one coming to the end of its life, or did you kill it suddenly too?
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:50 PM   #35
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So, you bought the new battery, and killed it in 2 days.
Why did you buy the new one? was the old one coming to the end of its life, or did you kill it suddenly too?
LOL, no, it died the next morning after i bought it, and the old battery was dead too
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LOL, no, it died the next morning after i bought it, and the old battery was dead too
... the old battery was obviously dead, or you wouldn't have bought a new one ... but was it sudden, or just an old battery?
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... the old battery was obviously dead, or you wouldn't have bought a new one ... but was it sudden, or just an old battery?
what I'm getting at is, if the old battery was due to die anyway, then it's possible that something in the install of the new battery could have caused a current leak. However, if the old one got drained quickly too, then it's more likely to be something downstream of the battery causing the leak.
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what I'm getting at is, if the old battery was due to die anyway, then it's possible that something in the install of the new battery could have caused a current leak. However, if the old one got drained quickly too, then it's more likely to be something downstream of the battery causing the leak.
It was a quick die
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It was a quick die
OK.... now I think I understand

Will the old battery hold charge for the purposes of testing?
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OK.... now I think I understand

Will the old battery hold charge for the purposes of testing?
Maybe if i recharge it
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Maybe if i recharge it
that's what I meant.

You don't want to deliberately recharge and discharge your new battery, because the deeper the discharge cycle, the shorter the life of the battery.
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:02 AM   #42
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Here's a real long shot if you can't find the problem anywhere else. I've heard that if the coolant gets too old it can turn corrosive (sometimes an acid other times a base). Depending on its state and the engine's makeup the motor can literally become a battery in and of itself sometimes becoming an anonde but more often a cathode with a potential up to around 500 millivolt. With that said it is theoretically possible that the coolant (a battery) could be draining your actual battery. This situation although rare has been known to throw some mechanics for a real loop.
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Old 10-05-2005, 12:03 PM   #43
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but then again, you might want to put a test light in series w/ your negative terminal and start pulling fuses 'til the light goes out...
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Old 10-08-2005, 11:11 PM   #44
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Sounds like another bad connection. Check and clean every one, even on the starter. If your alternator is working and the battery is good. It should work right? No juice is being put back into the battery.
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Old 10-08-2005, 11:19 PM   #45
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Well call me shit faced and ass belonked after i put the fully charged battery back on the cables, it still wouldn't crank but the lights were dim and on inside, so I cleaned the cables even more and the bastard started right up
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