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A loss of electrochemical potential between positive and negative terminals a car's battery, creating a loss of power, sometimes to the point of being unable to start the vehicle.

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Battery Draw while car is off at 3.24

I have a 2007 Saab 95 wagon... For about 6 months at random about once a month my car has been dead. After calling AAA and they told me there is a draw from the battery at apx 3.24 which is should be ...
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Radiator cap, / coolant flange and battery drainage issues

I wanted to enquire regarding some work that my mechanic carried out recently. All issues appear to be resolved now but I need to assess what happened at each stage. Apologies in advance for the long ...
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Nissan Note 2012 battery drain

I have had problems with my 2012 Nissan Note (the boxy model). The battery would be flat after a couple of days, even when driving occasionally. After leaving the car parked and locked for 20min, ...
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Battery gets discharged...sometimes!

This is one of those intermittent issues driving mad any car driver: What I have: New battery, new alternator brushes, new current regulator, new belt. Polished brushes tracks. All properly ...
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How can I diagnose the cause of a flat battery?

Two days ago I could not start my car. The battery seemed flat. I seldom use my car and when I use it I only drive short distances. I carried the battery home and charged it with a smart charger. ...
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EFB (enhanced flooded battery) I left the lights on for more than a week because of Coronavirus

I have a Renault captur 2016 vehicle with start and stop capability, the battery is EFB 70Ah 720A, I couldn't start the engine with cables connected to another standard battery of another running ...
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2015 Honda Accord Dashboard lights won't turn off after draining the battery

I'm a fairly new driver and I have zero knowledge of cars in general, today I made the mistake of sitting in my car with the ignition on but the motor not running, thus causing the battery to die. ...
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Car won't start, only 3 years old

My '16 Dart SXT for the past month won't start without needing a jump if it sits for a day without being used. Starter is fine, thought it was the battery so bought a new one and less then a week ...
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Car started then stopped. Now doesn't turn on or crank

I have a 2008 Ford Fusion S- battery is 3 years old but was still working without any issues. I hopped in the car this morning and started it up, mind you I had driven the car 24 hours prior. The car ...
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2005 Chevy Suburban 2wd 1500 Battery Drain tied to RTD 30 Amp Fuse for Air Ride Suspension

I recently purchased replacement rear air shocks for my 2005 Suburban along with a Dorman Air Shock Compressor. Prior to replacing the shocks I had replaced the compressor a year ago. A month ago my ...
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Battery problem for paddy harvester

My harvester vehicle is Claas make. Model Crop tiger 40. I locally fabricated AC cabin for this vehicle. After AC installation, if my vehicle run one day in AC next day morning it is not getting self ...
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Constant power drain, even with all the fuses pulled

The battery is going dead on my 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I'm trying to find the problem with my multimeter. So far I have: Taken off the negative battery terminal and connected my meter between the ...
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Car battery fried after 2 1/2 months

I replaced my car battery for my Corolla in mid March. Last week it was completely fried. I went to start it and it had zero juice. AAA came and jump started it with their battery pack starter. I left ...
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Should 7.5A "Air Con" circuit draw amps while vehicle is off?

I believe that my truck (1999 Nissan Frontier SE 3.6L) has a parasitic draw issue. Was going through the fuse box checking voltage, the "Audio" 15A circuit had full voltage, which I believe ...
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Changed out radio and getting battery discharge error when engine running

So today changed out my Kia radio that was in my Kia Forte 2020. Seems my country brought in the low spec model at the time. This is the old radio: I changed it out to the touch screen that usually ...
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Car horn's relay always in switched on position;could it be the reason for total battery drainage if car is not started for 2 days

(MG Hector plus petrol automatic-1 year old). My car's battery was suddenly getting drained in just 2 days of not using the car. This happened twice. I took the car to the service centre and they said ...
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Mazda 6 2014 sport

The last week in a half my Mazda 6 has been having issues with starting at first you could hear it would have a tough time starting like there was not enough power going to the car to get it going but ...
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Mitsubishi Outlander Parasitic Draw

I have a parasitic draw of 280 milliamps with everything turned off and my key fob 15 feet away from the vehicle. I latched the hood latch just in case there is a sensor in it. I pulled all fuses ...
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Car won't start if the battery has been on for ~5 minutes

I have a 2006 Honda Accord, and my car battery is not too old (1-2 years). The car starts fine, I don't normally have issues with it. However if I turn off my engine and sit in my car with the battery ...
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How about how many amps does a vehicle pull at idle

Assuming the lights and stereo are off, how many amps can you expect an idling vehicle to pull? In this particular case I'm wondering about an F350, with flexfuel engine?
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Genesis 2016 battery Problem

Six months ago my car wouldn’t startup in the morning. I replaced the battery by buying a new one from the dealer. Now, the same problem is shown again and dealer replaced the battery for me again. ...
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diagnosing battery drain -ford Taurus 97 - fuse 23

pulling out fuses one at a time, i isolated the leak to: fuse 23 - leaking off-scale (> 250mA at 12V) - "Wiper system,variable assist steering, remote entry, anti-theft" fuse 24 - leaking ~180mA - "...
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Can a faulty Car self starter damage the battery?

My almost 3 months old battery has gone bad and is giving voltage around 10V. Service centre tells me that my City's Self starter is the culprit as its putting too much load on the battery and is ...
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Battery draining while car is off

Once I jump the car and it's running with the Positive lead on the positive terminal and the negative lead on the negative terminal I can turn the engine off and start it back up within around 10 ...
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Accessory coming on randomly and killing battery. GMC Canyon 2007

My 2007 GMC Canyon has had this problem for a couple months. All of the accessories turn on by itself after I have left the truck off and locked. I thought it was the ignition, because when I took the ...
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1995 Toyota 4Runner: White smoke, battery constantly drains

I own a 1995 Toyota 4Runner (I was told the engine was rebuilt, so I'm not sure if mileage matters). I got this from my grandpa around 2 years ago, which had been sitting at his house parked for over ...
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Need help, my only way of getting to school and work tomorrow!

I've got a 1999 Honda Shadow 600, its been doing good recently and over the summer I put a good amount of work in it to keep it going. I went to turn it on an it would sound like it would turn over ...
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2000 Ford F150,,parasitic drain question

What causes the radio to come on when reconnecting the battery? Also what could cause a 9.29 amp parasitic drain when parked and all accessories are off? Any replies are greatfull.
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Why is my car wont start

My mechanic changed my ecm and programmed it to my 2001 buick regal he programmed both sets of keys i have now all of a sudden car will crank but wont start also battery keep draining. Before he ...
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2008 scion tc electrical issue

Hey there I have a 2008 scion tc manual transmission. I’ve ran into the problem of the car reading 12v at idle, 11.5 when lights and heat are on and 10.9 when driving. I checked that the alternator is ...
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Alternator doesn't charge the battery when idle with head lights on

My car is a Mitsubishi Magna TH 1999 3.5L Auto. The alternator gives no voltage at idle with headlights & fan on. The battery gets drained. The alternator warning light pops up. If revved a little ...
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I have Honda Accord 2018 Touring , Navigation Display Screen not working

I have Honda Accord 2018 Touring, my brother mistakenly reversed the connections to the battery terminals and now the the Navigation display screen won't power on.
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Battery drained in overnight

My new car bedtime t99 battery got drained in overnight now no display all dead, I tried jump start but shows svs light what is it major problem
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Battery drawdown

I have a 2014 dodge ram. The battery goes dead after a few days of not driving. Replaced battery twice. Checked for draw down and found a 2.3 Amp draw down. My radio had stopped working a couple ...
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Lithium vs lead-acid motorcycle batteries: which lasts longer in the winter? Lower capacity vs lower discharge rate?

My question I would like to understand a bit better the pros and cons of lithium vs lead-acid 12v batteries for a motorcycle, especially during the winter. Yes, I know, google is your friend, and I ...
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2003 Honda Civic EX won't start

I have a 2003 Honda Civic EX and it won't start if you disconnect the battery negative then positive let it sit for a couple minutes then reconnect it positive and negative you get all the lights back ...
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Car that I drive regularly has flat battery, bad alternator?

A car that I pretty regularly drive everyday has just had it's battery run flat. I had just got back from a 30 minute drive and 10 minutes later tried to turn it on and it just kept cranking like a ...
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Hyundai battery drain

My car battery drain i checked all the fuses with series connection of ammeter in battery negative always showing 0.85A what is the reason can any one please tell me. My car is HYNDAI I20 Magna 2012 ...
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Car battery drainage

I own a 2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0 My question is would you happen to know the reason why my battery (which is brand new) is always dead. I constantly have to disconnect the battery in order to be able to ...
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New battery going dead

Bought a new battery for my truck it's a 1993 Chevy 3500. The battery tested good after two weeks it was dead. Every time I get into drive it I have to jump the battery. took it to a mechanic ...
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Battery drain - 2001 Chevy Malibu

I'm trying to troubleshoot a parasitic battery drain and need help. With all courtesy lights off, key out, doors shut, I show 1.5A of draw. The battery is dead within 24 hrs. I have pulled all fuses ...
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Sudden battery voltage drop when ignition is on

I'm currently trying to figure out what is wrong with the car, but I'm not sure if a rogue drain somewhere is able to give such symptoms or did the battery just die. The voltage of battery stays at ...
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My Scooter is not starting

My Scooter,Activa is not starting. Accidentally I kept my ignition on for 2 days What to do? Please help. Thanks in advance
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1988 T-Bird clicking sound when key is on

I accidentally drained my battery so I charged it and went to drive it car died when I went to drive. Now it makes a loud clicking noise and won't stay running. I don't think I put a good charge to ...
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Battery drain suspect parasitic battery drain

My wife's Toyota Yaris hatch back, battery is draining overnight, I consulted a mechanic, he checked the battery by using volt meter, and told me the battery is fine, and then removed the negative ...
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SUV (05 Toyota Sequoia) won't start via jump anymore

Earlier this month, the latch on my back hatch door broke and the hatch wouldn't lock closed. What I hadn't realized was a rear dome was popping on and off when people bumped the truck and at some ...
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Car battery drain issue with Clock ON

I had the issue of the battery going dead in 12-13 days if my car(Chevy Beat LT) sits idle for that long. An idle current measured was 0.16A that gives around 13days to my 50AH battery. After removing ...
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Finding an elusive parasitic draw......?

This has been bothering me for a year now! Once a month I would go and start my car and it would hesitate to start and I would hold the key on start until it starts all the way up. Battery is good, ...
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Will OBD2 Hud Head Up Display drain car battery if left plugged when car is off?

I am buying a HUD Head Up Display. It goes in Sleep Mode when ignition is off (screen turns off). I asked the manufacturer, they said it uses 0.3mAh when in Sleep Mode (400mA while in use). Is this ...
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Is there a way to reliably test voltage of a 12V battery when it's not disconnected (i.e., partly loaded)?

I'm having an issue where a fully charged battery doesn't necessarily report the proper voltage when checked from the socket within the car, because in order to have the socket activated, the car has ...
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