WHAT CAN BE PULLING MY BATTERY DOWN

1995 Chevrolet Cavalier

Tiny

sissie789

June, 21, 2012 AT 11:26 PM

My car will not hold a charge more then 5 hrs if you dont crank it every 2 hrs we had altinater checked it is good we thought it was the radio and speekers we unhooked them and it still went down new battery it is only holding about 11 can you tell me something that might be pulling my battery down

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2 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

June, 21, 2012 AT 11:29 PM

It could be the alternator with a bad diode, a light remaining on that you cannot see, any other accessory pulling down the battery. Also, have the battery load tested to verify it is not sulphates.

Roy

Tiny

CJ MEDEVAC

June, 22, 2012 AT 2:01 AM

THIS POST MIGHT ASSIST YOU IN FINDING YOUR PROBLEM

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1999-mercury-sable-much-would-cost-battery-kill-switch-installed-inside-car-cabin

AS FAR AS 5 HOURS OF OPERATION

CHARGE THE BATTERY---SNATCH ALL THE WIRES OFF OF THE ALTERNATOR

LET IT SIT OVERNIGHT

ATTEMPT A CRANK-UP NEXT MORNING---IF IT CRANKS JUST FINE, MOST LIKELY, IT IS THE ALTERNATOR AS ASEMaster6371 SUGGESTED

IF NOT, HAPPY HUNTING!

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