I complained to the dealership and they said to call them the next time and dont jump the truck so it can be tested with the failed condition. Since I was busy with work, I had to install my wife's solar panel just to have the truck turn over. Refer to Battery Usage when testing the battery. I really don't want to have to drill holes in my truck if I don't have to. I have a new die hard and its getting a good charge and battery cables are tight.
I didn't wait very long when checking the draw, so it might drop out. The isolator system is smart in that it only charges one battery at a time so recovery is fast due to no voltage drops you find with other isolator systems. Multiply the drain in amps by the time in hours the battery sits without being recharged. I know people that get 7 years out of an Optima. I had to have the vehicle jumpstarted using a motor club service to get home after sitting in the cold parking lot for about 1.
I can't afford a secondary vehicle. I had the battery load tested, and i removed the alternator and had it tested. Help - I feel like an idiot. Even with an extended warranty we have had to pay a lot of out of pocket expenses for repairs and rental cars. I left it disconnected and charged it slowly a couple of times to try to revive it, but after sitting fora couple days it was down to 10-11 volts.
Any other theories on what may be causing this problem? Was left stranded a few times and I purchased a portable jump starter that was a good temporary fix. I wish it would just flat break so we could find the issue. Customer driving habits, such as regular short trips. Also alternators need some voltage from the battery to start charging and if there is insufficient voltage from the battery it won't work Feb 27, 2013 The battery light indicates that your car battery has a charging problem. I checked the draw on the battery when everything is off and it draws about 200 mA when the vehicle is locked and about 65 mA if left unlocked.
Had that replaced in 2013 I'm pretty sure. I have a remote start system, but have tried unhooking it. Divide the reserve capacity by 4, amp hour rating by 2. The battery is completely drained after setting approx 4 to 5 days. Gm returned our vehicle to us on March 3rd stating the airbag deployment was caused by shorted wires in the wiring harness. Do not know the cause. I'm so stressed and tired.
The battery won't have enough power to start the truck. I have the Red top as my starting battery and the yellow top for my fridge and accessories. I tried to get a new car from the lemon law but I was not eligible time wise. Thanks for the help Click to expand. I have found via Google searches that people sometimes have a frustrating time getting these parasitic current drain problems fixed. Use it to quickly identify batteries that are serviceable and can be charged.
The vehicle is out of warranty and ac delco is not responsible for incidental damage. How about a change in the logic so this cannot happen? It alternated between registering correctly and then incorrectly until Dec 2009 when it bottomed out and stayed. This is the second battery to be replaced in my vehicle. Push it once and the dome lights do not come on when the car doors open. My wipers work when they want to. This has happened 8-10 times. But the real problem is the car just up and shuts down while driving.
But if that battery is at only 65% of full charge green dot barely visible , it is going to last only 15 days before causing a no-start. I am currently having a very similar issue with my 2003 Tahoe. There are a lot of thing's that could cause a no crank no start , maybe your best bet would have it towed to a qualified repair shop. Are you waiting the 10 minutes for that to time out before checking? How the problem was resolved: I found that my digital ammeter had nearly the full battery voltage drop across it while reading 92 milliamps. The contact stated that the electrical system in the vehicle stopped working without warning, which caused the battery to die.