My wife went to start the car last tuesday and it wouldn't start, she jumped it, got it started and about 30 seconds later she heard what she described as a hiss like letting air out of a tire. I was out of town so I told her to turn it off and take the truck. She says there was a chemical smell. I got home 2 days later, the battery was old so I figured I would get a new one before winter anyway. Installed new batter and fired it up. Ran perfect. She used it the next day to go to work and by the time she got off, nothing. BAttery dead. I jump started it again and drove it home (15 miles). Ran perfect. Drove with headlights on, battery charging at 14.4volts. I have been trouble shooting the electrical and this is what I have found. Approximately 7-8k ohms resistance through battery cables (taken off the battery of course). My amp meter pegs out at 20m and 200m but reads 0 at 10a so I think I have a pretty good parasitic draw but can't be totally sure. I have heard the a/c relay can stick, can you test a relay with an ohm meter to see if its bad? Any opinions on what might be going on or anything else I can check myself. Thanks
have the same problem?
Sunday, July 5th, 2015 AT 3:10 PM