1996 Buick Park Avenue Runs battery down in 2 days

Tiny
LRCRAIG
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  • 1996 BUICK PARK AVENUE
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
We put a new battery in the car and within 2 days of not starting the battery will be dead and the car won't start.
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Friday, November 13th, 2015 AT 4:21 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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POSSIBLE ABNORMAL PARASITIC DRAIN?

YOU ARE GONNA NEED A DIGITAL VOLTMETER. YOU CAN GET ONE AT "HARBOR FREIGHT" FOR $5! MAYBE UP TO $20 OR SO AT AN AUTO PARTS STORE.

A FLASHLIGHT/ HEADLAMP AND A PAIR OF NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS MIGHT MAKE THINGS MOVE ALONG A BUNCH FASTER!

JUMP ON "YOU TUBE" AND SEARCH "PARASITIC DRAIN". THERE ARE MANY VIDEOS, WATCH SEVERAL, USE ONE THAT EXPLAINS THINGS WELL!

ALONG WITH/ AFTER THE FUSE YANKING, YOU MIGHT ALSO DISCONNECT THE WIRES FROM THE ALTERNATOR TO SEE IF THE "DRAW" STOPS (SOMETIMES THE DIODES IN THE ALTERNATOR MAY BE MESSED UP AND THAT BE THE DRAWAGE)

REMEMBER, THERE ARE "NORMAL DRAWS"!

HERE'S AN EXAMPLE OF ONE MY FRIEND AND I DEALT WITH

SEE "MY ANSWER" IN THIS LINK

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1989-ford-tempo-98-tempo-bran-new-battery-shut-car-off-didn-t-days-now

THIS MIGHT ALSO HELP FOR STUFF YOU MIGHT NEED!

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2001-dodge-neon-milage-just-want-put-fliuds-their-locations

"TRT30" WORKED WELL RECENTLY (I BELIEVE IT IS SPEND OVER $50, IT'LL KNOCK OFF 30%) . "A124" STILL WORKS, BUT DIFFERENT THAN BEFORE. YOU COULD LOOK FOR BETTER ONES IF YOU WISH!

ALL IN ALL, PERFORMING THIS MISSION YOURSELF MIGHT SAVE YOU A BUNDLE!

LET US KNOW HOW IT'S GOING!

THE MEDIC
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Friday, November 13th, 2015 AT 5:31 PM

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