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Forum: S-Series General 02-06-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By joshp
Re: 2.14-2.5 amp draw at battery

Thanks. I'll let you know. I may just wire a switch to cabin to kill connectivity to negative terminal if car sits longer than a few hours.
Forum: S-Series General 02-06-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By joshp
Re: 2.14-2.5 amp draw at battery

UPDATE also getting current draw in the leftheadlight and right headlight circuits.
Forum: S-Series General 02-04-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By joshp
Re: 2.14-2.5 amp draw at battery

Does the BCM control circuits below?


-Hazard in main panel/engine compartment
-PCM B in main panel/engine compartment
-Chime in cabin fuse panel
-Body in cabin fuse panel
Forum: S-Series General 02-04-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By joshp
Re: 2.14-2.5 amp draw at battery

I tested circuits in the cabin panel and get current draw in:

Chime circuit- I depressed the light switch from the door to verify whether this was the culprit.

Body circuit

In summary the...
Forum: S-Series General 02-04-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By joshp
Re: 2.14-2.5 amp draw at battery

So with the two fuses, hazard and PCM B disconnected and alternator fully disconnected I still get 2 amps.

I have fully disconnected the alarm and the power wire I have running to my audio amps...
Forum: S-Series General 02-04-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By joshp
Re: 2.14-2.5 amp draw at battery

Dang! Well I removed the fuses for the hazard and PCM B circuit and then disconnected the hot terminal lead on battery and place my current tester between the positive power terminal on battery and...
Forum: S-Series General 02-01-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By joshp
Re: 2.14-2.5 amp draw at battery

How much does the pcm draw with ignition on? Would 2 amps be expected? Maybe i should turn ignition on and see if pcm circuit draws same amperage? I'll try this tonight. Won't be able to test alarm...
Forum: S-Series General 02-01-2012, 12:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By joshp
Re: 2.14-2.5 amp draw at battery

1 measuring between positive battery terminal and the hot cable that comes off it. To isolatethe two sides (altermator) and fuse panel under hood, I disconnected the cable from fuse panel/power wire...
Forum: S-Series General 01-31-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By joshp
Re: 2.14-2.5 amp draw at battery

So I got a 2 amp rating on two circuits.

-Hazard circuit
-PCM b circuit

Any idea on what would cause current draw on both? Maybe both tie into aftermarket alarm? I'm not sure what the PCM...
Forum: S-Series General 01-30-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By joshp
Re: 2.14-2.5 amp draw at battery

I installed aftermarket stereo. During testing i disconnected hot power lead that runs to amp. Also by disconnecting entire main fuse board wouldn't that eliminate the the cd player?

Can a...
Forum: S-Series General 01-30-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By joshp
Re: 2.14-2.5 amp draw at battery

Still read 2.14. It gets more strange! So if i disconnect the main fuse block and have the starter lead connected i will get 2.14 reading. But if i disonnect the starter power lead and just hookup...
Forum: S-Series General 01-29-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,848
Posted By joshp
2.14-2.5 amp draw at battery

I just bought a platinum series diehard (it fit after I modded the battery strap). I let the car sit 3 days and go to start it, dead battery. Charged battery and all was well as long as I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-14-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By joshp
Re: WHeel Bearing Bad Or???

I just wanted to let everyone know that the sound was caused from the wheel bearings even though I had zero play when doing wheel wiggle test. Only test that made it evident was the videos I posted...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-13-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,083
Posted By joshp
Re: doing the wheel bearing

Sorry had a mental lapse I bought the kit and had a brain fog. on how to go about using it.

This kit is GREATLY Underrated!!! This kit works! No broken parts when I used my kit. Only thing I...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-13-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,083
Posted By joshp
Re: doing the wheel bearing

How do you press the hub back on with out a hydraulic press while supporting the backside inner race when impact is being applied from the front (side hub is being pushed on from)?
Forum: How-To Library 08-13-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 137,313
Posted By joshp
Re: Changing a Front Hub/Bearing on an S-Series (with pictures)

I don't understand why you mark the strut to knuckle mounting location with a marker. Won't everything align since the bolt holes aren't slotted? Or are the bolt holes slotted?
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-12-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,083
Posted By joshp
Re: doing the wheel bearing

2 Questions:

1. How do you remove the tie rod end from steering knuckle? I tapped the top of the castle nut with a hammer but it didn't come out and I noticed the threads suffered some damage so...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-07-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,083
Posted By joshp
Re: doing the wheel bearing

This coming weekend I will be working on the same project. Wow your bearings lasted much longer than mine. I'm at 118,000 miles.

So far I have purchased Harbor Freights front wheel bearing...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-01-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By joshp
Re: WHeel Bearing Bad Or???

Thanks Shawn! This site seems better maintained than saturnspot. I was a member there but I can't seem to search their forums and they don't seem as active as they used to be.

It becomes more...
Forum: S-Series Tech 08-01-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By joshp
WHeel Bearing Bad Or???

I checked the wheel for side to side and up and down play and there is zero play. However When I put car on jack stand driver's side axle is making a lot of noise. Follow first link below. 2nd link...
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