1995 Mazda B2200 No power

Tiny
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1995 Mazda b2200 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

Good day. My b2200 pickup sits for about 1 weeks. And found out its power is dead after not using it for a week, even the clock is dead. What do you think cause this problem? It is possible that the weather cause the power dead? It's kinda cold out here right now.
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Sunday, January 25th, 2009 AT 11:43 PM

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Tiny
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If your battery was a little old then the cold could definitely drain it in a few days. First, ensure the battery terminals are cleaned from any corrosion and tightened on battery. If OK here, you can have a local auto part store test the battery for you for free. If battery tests OK then you should get a jump start and drive to part store to have alternator tested for free.

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Sunday, January 25th, 2009 AT 11:52 PM
Tiny
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Thanks sir bluelightnin6 for quick reply. I've tried testing the battery for sparks and it was good, strong sparks coming out that is because I charge the battery a week ago and after the charging, it's in good condition for about a week too. Then this week I had it sit for almost a week. When I tried it today, that's what happen, looking at the gauge part, the clock is dead, even the other lights for temp, the hand break indicator had a little amount of light. By the way, the battery is still good, it's less than a year since I bought that battery. Thanks again for the replies.
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Monday, January 26th, 2009 AT 12:38 AM
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Okay. How about those cables and terminals? Clean and tightened well onto battery?
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Monday, January 26th, 2009 AT 12:42 AM
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Yup, its clean and tightened. Also when I do start the ignition, there's no start sign, like that starting sound, only a click sound, I think that's the starter clicking I guess. Is the climate 1 possible reason for it? It's rainy cold season out here and I parked the car out side. Haven't tried pushing it for start, still waiting for man power(Help). :D
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Monday, January 26th, 2009 AT 12:49 AM
Tiny
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The clicking is because of dead charging system. I know you say it sparked good but that does not really indicate that it is strong enough to start your vehicle. You will have to have it tested with a machine at a part store to really know if it is good or not. Your alternator may be the real culprit which may have drained your new battery slowly and now your battery could be weaker than you think.
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Monday, January 26th, 2009 AT 12:52 AM
Tiny
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Ooohhhh. Ok. I will go and have a test on that battery, I'll update you on what will be the progress. :) Thanks a lot sir. 1 More thing, if the coolant light indicator is on, what is the prob? I don't know if the indicator is broken or what.
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Monday, January 26th, 2009 AT 1:04 AM
Tiny
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If the coolant is full then it is probably the coolant level sensor in the coolant resevoir that is faulty and sending a "false alarm" to the vehicle's computer. Nothing to worry about as long as coolant is actually full. It is just an annoyance having to check coolant all the time until sensor is fixed.

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Monday, January 26th, 2009 AT 1:07 AM
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Thanks for the help sir bluelightnin6. This site is awesome. Great help for car owners.
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Monday, January 26th, 2009 AT 1:11 AM
Tiny
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Ei bluelightnin6, it's up and running now. It's only a discharge battery. Found out that the previous charging was only for half day. That's why it went out after a week of not using it, but now it's good to go. This time have a prob. With the fuse, can't locate the fuse for the horn. I look at the fuse box under the steering Wheel but there's no horn indicator on it, only defog, engine, stop, hazard. Etc. You know where to locate the fuse for the horn? Thanks.
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 8:53 PM
Tiny
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Sure, should be as labeled below.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_196.jpg



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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 10:31 PM

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