2001 Mercedes Benz ML430 V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic
My car slowly dies (like a slow electrical leak). At first it will die if I don't drive it once a week, then once every 3 days, then once a day, but eventually it just dies. This happened last October so I replaced the battery -- obtained a brand new 6-year AC Delco battery. Went on vacation in January and when I came back the car was absolutely dead. It has, in the past, responded to a trickle-charger when this happened, and has been "jumpable" -- but not any more. I have also noticed that a small cylindrical object located immediately next to the battery will more often than not start whirring (motor sound) as soon as I connect the battery charger or jumper cables across the terminals, and I remember hearing this motor sound still running after the car was shut off back when it was still working. I've taken it to a shop which claimed that the battery held charge and that the engine didn't seem to be pulling more current than usual both on and off, but I then had to jump the damn thing to get it out of the parking lot! Any help would be absolutely appreciated!
have the same problem?
Saturday, April 11th, 2009 AT 11:05 AM