I HAVE A 95 AURORA THE BATTERY AND ALTERNATOR ...

  • Tiny
  • kenny95aurora
  • 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora
  • 190,000 miles

I have a 95 aurora - the battery and alternator have been tested and found to be good. My battery, however keep going dead. I believe I may have a short somewhere in the car. What is the proper way to search for a short, or is there something else I should be looking at.

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 AT 12:42 AM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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You need to check for a draw by putting an ampmeter in line with the negative cable. It should no more than 300 milli amps of draw.

Measure this first

Roy

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 AT 12:44 AM
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  • kenny95aurora
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Is there a path to trace the right way?

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 AT 12:47 AM
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The path is through the meter and the fuse box. Remove 1 fuse at a time till the draw goes away. Then you found the circuit.

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 AT 12:51 AM
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My remote start is several years old - it was professionally installed - could this be a problem?

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013 AT 4:13 AM

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