1994 Chevy Camaro Waht is causing My battery drain

Tiny
SPIKE18XX
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1994 Chevy Camaro V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual

ive had my camaro for 6 months now and up until last month it didnt have any problems. But now the car dies if I let it sit for more than 4 hours. I thought it was the amp so I disconnected the amp. I had the alternator and battery checked. The battery said it needed charge and my alternator is only puting out 45 amps. But my radio an my door window cut out one day an I must have moved a wire or something and the radio came on and the window rolled up and down. But this was all while my car was off and key was out of the ignition. I pulled all the fuses to try and find a change in voltage but I came up with nothing. Any suggestions?
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 AT 8:07 AM

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Tiny
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1994 Chevy Camaro what is causing My battery drain

To find out do the battery drain test below


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_parastic_draw_1_137.jpg

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 AT 8:09 AM
Tiny
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I hate to say it but I already did that. Nothing changed.
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 AT 8:30 AM
Tiny
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I pulled all the fuses to try and find a change in voltage but I came up with nothing. Any suggestions?

Unplug the alternator if the light turns off you have a shorted diode in the alternator
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 AT 3:05 PM
Tiny
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Ref. Negative feedback

Spike18xx Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:07 am Post subject: 1994 Chevy Camaro Waht is causing My battery drain

I responded back by unplugging the alternator and see what happens shorted diode will cause the light to lit with and w/o the key BTDT.

All I did was gave you something to work with and am not done with you -remember I have a life to and also am not a magic man to provide fire answers in one reponse, it may take a few reponses to get it right and also be advised am not with the vehicle and not familiar with your electrical experiences
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 AT 3:20 PM
Tiny
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Sorry car is driving me up the wall.
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Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
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Have seen this many times. I cant gurantee this is your problem but you should check your Ignition switch. Those switches wear out. I am talking the electrical switch that is on your steering column.

First clue would be the car window and radio operating with the key off an out. Like Raz said I am not looking at the vehicle but take a peek if you have not corrected this problem already. Remove the switc and smell it. It will likely smell like melted plastic.

Check the price of a new switch at auto zone or somewhere and just replace it. Those things have been know to cause fires in certain vehicles as they age. I would give it an 85% chance of this being your problem. It will probably be recommended as well at a repair facilty and they will charge you way more. This way it is eliminated as a problem in case you have to take in in somewhere.
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Sunday, November 8th, 2009 AT 1:00 PM

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