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dead battery

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Post by 64 pan » Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:00 pm

battery has about 1 volt draw with nothin on cant find it

thanks for help



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Re: dead battery

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Post by Hauula Pan » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:12 pm

Are you running 6 or 12 volts? If 6 with a relay check to see if its stuck. If 12 check the regulator and ground. Finally check the ignition switch if its an aftermarket. Forget looking at voltage and look for amperage, it is a better indicator of actual current draw.

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Re: dead battery

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Post by john HD » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:10 pm

check for the creeping crud in your teminal box under the coil.

if the studs are rusty chances are there is a break down in the insulation on the terminals.

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Re: dead battery

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Post by mbskeam » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:45 am


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Re: dead battery

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Post by 64 pan » Wed Oct 07, 2009 3:46 am

12 volt disconected wires got to the bat terminal on voltage reg and draw stopped could it be the reg itself i heard of an anti draw back or something like that

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Re: dead battery

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Post by Hauula Pan » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:53 pm

If your junction box terminals all look good, insulation good & no corrosion etc. (they are the most common place for the kind of trouble you're having) then yes the regulator can be bad. They are now all solid state and don't actually have individual components inside like old ones did. They can break down and have internal bleed through, similar to a diode going bad and allowing reverse current flow. Very few shops are equipped to test them and most just slave a new one in and see if it fixes the problem. It is rare for them to go bad these days, but they do. Check all connections for being loose or corroded too. The problem you describe is usually caused by bleed through like you get with corroded terminals. The current is bleeding through to ground but has not become a dead short yet. Usually if not fixed it gets worse and eventually becomes a true dead short. Also go back to the gen. and make sure you don't have current bleeding through from the wires to the case, again not a dead short but current bleeding through a faulty insulator.

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Re: dead battery

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Post by PanPal » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:56 pm

This may not help you much but mine was the horn button.

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Re: dead battery

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Post by 64 pan » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:42 am

you guys are so great I realy appreciate all the help I wonder if anyone can help with this is there any way to bypass a pass key 92olds 98 ignition

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