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Old 02-20-2015, 09:56 AM   #1
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Question Draining battery???

Hi everybody, I have a question hoping to find an answer.
I have a '98 sc1 and the battery died 3 months after it 24 month warranty which if fine cause the garage replaced it anyways but since the replacement it has died once on me and the car has been at the shop for two weeks and has died on them twice, without putting a lot of $$$$ in it does anyone know what might be draining the battery? something is pulling power when the car is off. Any help would be greatly appreciated and would like to keep this fix cheap.
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:02 AM   #2
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Default Re: Draining battery???

any "afterfactory" wiring is suspect as is any circuit that shows a load when ign off.

If the shop has had it for a couple weeks and can't locate the suspect circuit, they aren't worth keeping on the team.

They need to pull all the fuses ,then connect a rugged ampmeter across fuse contacts , one by one,see where the juice is going, then troubleshoot that particular circuit..
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:40 AM   #3
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Thanks, I am going to go have a talk with them on Monday to verify what they have done and how they did it. I know there not charging me a whole lot cause they only checked it when a mechanic had a break between other cars kinda like on a side job thing.
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