This could be a tough one.

Tiny
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Hi people. 1982 pontiac trans am, 305 cfi, 252?Miles, little to no rust, car runs excellent with many new and rebuilt parts. This site was so helpful with my last problem--here I am again. The problem is. If car is parked and not driven, in 3-5 days the battery is completely dead. This does not happen in a day or 2--takes 3-5 days--I know, slow battery drain. I put in a new battery--didn't help--Battery and alternator test good (12 from battery while not running, 14-15 from battery while running.) I see no lights staying lit-up after car is turned off (interior lights and such.) I called 2 garages and 1 dealer, and none of them will even ATTEMPT to look for a problem like this--I was told labor costs would be extreeeemely high and more than likely the problem would not be found. I thought WOW, garages turning down work--WOW again! Would it help for me to fully charge the battery then take 1 fuse out at a time and let it sit for a week?--This process should ONLY take 8-10 months--lol! Anyone with any ideas how and what I should look for? BURRBRIAN. WHERE AAAAARRRRE YOUUUUUUU :D :D :D Thanks guys. Recaroguy.
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Thursday, May 11th, 2006 AT 12:20 PM

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Tiny
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Well first off id look at your alternator belt. Sometimes during idle the belt isnt slipping but when there is a load on the engine it tends to slip more often hense draining your battery. Also you can always get a testing light at the store and connect it to each of the fuses and wait for the light to turn on it will turn on if there is current going through it you could start disconnecting the + and hooking the testing light from the battery post and + cable while the car is off to see if there is actually a draining
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Thursday, May 11th, 2006 AT 3:18 PM
Tiny
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Ya, you picked a good one this time. Electrical and wiring are definitly not my strong points but I think I would check ignition leads and use process of elimanation on wires coming out of ignition and possibly in the starter soleniod area. If you don't find any thing screwy there go to fuse box and start going through fuses and see if anything bleeding through there. There could be alot of dead ends before you might get lucky and come across the problem area. I wish you good luck, patience, and suggest you employ anger management, as this could get very frustrating! :Evil:
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Friday, May 12th, 2006 AT 8:04 AM
Tiny
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Hi guys. Thanks for your responses. I know very little about electical/ wiring myself, so I started with the fuse box. Have been pulling 3 at a time to hopefully speed up this process, no luck yet. :X

Burrbrian--"patience, employ anger-management?". You must know me :D. Those things have never been my strong points. :P :P

Thanks again fellas--recaroguy.
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Tuesday, May 16th, 2006 AT 9:40 PM

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