I have a 1978 Chevy G20 Van. The Battery In The Van is Good (I brought it to Advance and Auto Zone) and have even put in another battery from my truck which my truck alternator says it's good and keeps it charged. The Alternator Hand on the Van is between 8 (drained) and 18 (highest it can go). I purchased a new alternator for the Van and put it in. Yet, the readings on the alternator hand still stay next to the 8 which means the battery is drained. I can turn the ignition to the left and the radio will turn on and the inside lights will turn on as well as The Windshield Wipers. However, when you try to crank it the battery acts like it is too drained to crank the car. I let the van set for about 2 years and when I set it. The Alternator Hand always worked like it was supposed to. When the Battery is fully charged, it cranks like it is supposed to. The ignition switch cranks it on a dime, and it doesn't have any trouble cranking. It's just something that keeps killing the battery each time it is parked for a day or less now. I pulled the fuses also and there was a few 20 fuses that looked bad and I already replaced them but otherwise they all looked good. I haven't added anything to the Van now since the time it was parked and working except for a Battery and The Alternator. Any assistance in helping me figure out what might be the culprit would be greatly appreciated.
have the same problem?
Sunday, June 15th, 2014 AT 12:16 PM