2000 Saturn SL2 first cold starting engine

Tiny
JEFFWORM
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  • 2000 SATURN SL2
  • 1.9L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 152,000 MILES
Hello I have a problem with the first morning cold start motor barely turns over I disconnect battery negative cable wait 10 minutes put it back on and us my jumper power pack to jump it and it starts up fine it acts like something is draning the power upon firs cold start thanks jeff
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 AT 7:55 PM

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Tiny
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Have you had the battery tested yet? If not I would like you to have it tested. Also are the battery posts and cable ends clean and tight? If all that checks out we will do a parasitic draw test aka check for excessive battery draw with everything turned off. All though its pretty uncommon on those cars for excessive battery draw.I have seen very few of those cars have that.
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 AT 8:27 PM
Tiny
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THE BEST THING TO DO IS TAKE IT TO A POPULAR AUTO PARTS STORE AND HAVE THE BATTERY TESTED (COMPLETELY) AND THE ALTERNATOR TOO, WHILE YOU ARE AT IT

THIS IS USUALLY A FREE SERVICE!

I'VE SEEN BATTERIES RIGHT OFF THE SHELF BE BAD, OR NOT LAST BUT A FEW MONTHS

DO THIS PRIOR TO LOOKING FOR A PARASITIC DRAIN, AS THIS IS THE SIMPLEST THING TO DO FIRST!

IF IT DOES TEST BAD, BEFORE YOU JUST UP AND BUY ONE IN THE STORE, YOU CAN MAYBE USE YOUR SUPER PHONE OR RUN TO THE HOUSE AND GET ON THE COMPUTER. THIS OR A SIMILAR TECHNIQUE MAY SAVE YOU SOME $$$. IT HAS BEEN SAVING ME BIG BUCKS! SEE MY LINK BELOW

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

RETURN WITH GOOD NEWS!

OR RETURN TO THIS THREAD AND I'LL GIVE YOU MORE INFO ON PARASITIC DRAINS

THE MEDIC
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 AT 8:31 PM

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