PARASITIC DRAIN ON THE BATTERY.

  • Tiny
  • barbex
  • 1995 Mercedes Benz S420
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • automatic
  • 167,000 miles

Hi, After having my car battery tested, I was informed that I have a high output voltage reading. What can I do to fix this?The car stalls while driving. Its like the car just looses all power and cuts off. At first I thought I may have a fuel system problem. But it looks like I have a drain on my battery. Keep in mind this is a brand new battery(less than a week old.)Also could it be the crank sensor.

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 AT 5:36 PM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
  • Member

No not crank sensor. A big drain could indicate alternator problem. Have it tested at auto parts chain store.

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Saturday, April 30th, 2011 AT 5:57 PM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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Your charging system issues may not be related at all to the car cutting off. That very well could be a bad Crank sensor causing that and in fact those cars are pretty notorious for that.

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Saturday, April 30th, 2011 AT 6:01 PM

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