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After using a multi meter to check the amps on your 89 Caddy 16mA is it possible for the starter to drain power as well with the car off?

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2017-12-06 01:19:49
2017-12-06 01:19:49

I would say in a somewhat short period of time, a battery, assuming its in relatively good condition, would expire with its normal and expected drain if NOT running and recharging. Today's vehicles all drain something, keeping those digital clocks and radio stations alive plus multiple computers, need to feed somehow. Getting back to the starter, very doubtful something is wrong with starter. Couldn't tell you what is a " normal " mA drain would be.

Every time I had a customer complain about his two-way radio killing the battery overnight I found his alternator undercharging the battery. use your multimeter to see if you have about 13.8 -14.2 volt charging. 16 ma drain would take 2week to affect a good battery so look at your battery if the charging circuit is ok.

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