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How do you determine what is causing charge leakage and a flat battery when the car is not in use ie ignition is off?

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2005-10-23 02:47:23
2005-10-23 02:47:23

If it is a severe drain look to a possible bad alternator. Alternators are wired direct and can sap your battery dead very quickly. Remove the alternator power feed and as you touch it again to its attachment lug if it sparks it is probably the problem. If it is a slow drain it could be any accessory that does not need the switch to turn it on. Use the same method to hunt it down. Good luck.

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