2002 Toyota Corolla battery keeps dying

Tiny
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  • 2002 TOYOTA COROLLA
1. 2002 toyota corolla
2. Current odometer reading (approx): 105000
3. Automatic Transmission
4. No Strange sounds or smells.
5. No Fluid leaks.
6. Just had the battery "drained" to reset the warning lights & the rotors were cut & new front & back brakes.

After being worked on, the car made a different sound upon start up as if it was taking extra effort to start the car. This persisted for 4 days w/ every start. Then, one morning car would not start. Battery was tested and said to be OK. Starter OK. Car was jumped, and ran fine all night (being re-started several times throughout errands). Then this morning, car did not start. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Monday, October 15th, 2007 AT 10:23 AM

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Tiny
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Hello !

Check your alternator (bench test it) for correct charging rate.

Let us know!
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Monday, October 15th, 2007 AT 3:43 PM
Tiny
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Hey - thanks. Alternator is good. Tested for parasytic load - I'm not sure exactly what was found; there was a load coming from the dome light, radio, and clock, but it's been suggested that I get a new battery as it might be a weak battery that can't handle that load?

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 AT 10:56 AM
Tiny
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Hello !
Q: How "old" its your battery?

A weak battery can t hold the charge for a long.

It can "read" 12 volts but the storage capacity could be not good.

Its a good Idea to get a new fresh battery!

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2007 AT 11:22 AM
Tiny
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I don't know how old the battery is :o(, but we are still testing for a parasytic load & depending on those results, we are putting a new battery in.

THANKS SO MUCH for all of your help!
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Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 AT 9:29 AM
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Anytime !

Good Luck!
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Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 AT 9:45 AM

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