AUDI A4 2004 1.8T S-LINE LOSING BATTERY ALL BATTERY POWER EVERY 3 MONTHS OR SO!?

  • Tiny
  • AndyBee
  • 2004 Audi A4
  • 65,000 miles

I bought a new battery after my Audi A4 wouldn't start. My friend who is a mechanic fitted the battery for me. After 3 months, I woke up to go to work and the battery was dead. The next day after a couple of jump starts with jump leads my car starts first time and has done for the last 3 months. Yesterday it did the same, wouldn't start! Today, started first time and not had a problem again? Anyone have a clue? Could it be a short circuit? If so where?

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 AT 10:07 PM

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  • saturntech9
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The first thing I would do is have the alternator tested. Then the battery tested also have a parastic draw test done if the first two reveal nothing.

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 AT 10:20 PM
  • Tiny
  • AndyBee
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Already had both battery and alternator checked. Both working fine!

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 10:09 AM
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  • saturntech9
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Alright then if the battery keeps going dead with the car off you need to have a parstic draw test performed. This will check for excessive draw and they can find the draw with this test.

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Thursday, April 5th, 2012 AT 4:24 PM

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