Battery Issue

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Post by plenzen » 9 years ago

There are lots of batteries out there that still have 12 - 13 V in them but no capacity to deliver any amperage. A voltage tester will tell you if your charging system is working and delivering voltage ( and hopefully amperage at the same time ) to the battery when the vehicle is running. A load test of the battery will eliminate a lot of the guess work.

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Post by Dairy » 9 years ago

There is a draw coming from the battery. I disconnected the stereo, removed the alternator, and turned the fuse box switch under the dash to off. There is still a draw. Any help?
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Post by rlaggren » 9 years ago

Start pulling fuses, see when it stops.

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Post by asavage » 9 years ago

Normally, I'd blame the alternator . . .

Disconnect the two fusible links at the positive battery terminal. Still > 20ma draw? Disconnect the fuses as Rufus suggested. Then the IPC module on the left fenderwell. Gotta be one of those.
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Post by Dairy » 9 years ago

I talked to a shop and they said try the module on the fender first. The new alternator should be coming in today so ill start trying.
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Post by Dairy » 9 years ago

So im still waiting on the alternator because they messed up the address. :evil: I pulled every fuse except the engine control. The only things I left connected was the fusible links and the battery alt. in the module. There is still a draw and im getting worried.
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Post by asavage » 9 years ago

Any new news on this?

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Post by Dairy » 9 years ago

Figured it out. Turns out the ac switch got turned on but my car has a aftermarket toggle switch for it so the pump was constatly engaged.
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