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Old 08-23-2011, 12:09 PM
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Draining Batteries

My batteries seem to be draining after a few days. Had both checked as well as the alternator. Anyone every had similar problem or any suggestions? Thank you in advance.
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Old 08-23-2011, 03:45 PM
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you have a drain somewhere, you need to get a voltmeter or somethin hooked up and start pullin fuses...lol.
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I personally didn't have this problem, but a good friend of mine did. Ran through the entire electrical system, unplugged everything! Had batteries checked, same with alternator. Then he sold the truck with the issues and bought an 08. Ran into the guy that bought it, replaced the alternator and it was fine. Apparently there was a slight short to live wire internal on the Alt. It won't show up as a short to ground, but still causes issues.

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Old 08-24-2011, 07:56 AM
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I had a similar problem on my truck. Turns out the negative clamp on the passenger battery couldn't tighten down all the way. Put a washer behind it, and that fixed it. Only took me 2 years to figure that out.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:09 AM
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I had this problem, it ended up being numerous issues like the battery terminals & fuses & I the alternator. so after fixing the "easy" stuff, I ended up pulling the entire dash harness, someone was nice & hacked out all the extras (foglites etc). I am happy I did all the work I no longer have the issue. It sucks to get into the truck & have it dead after a day or 2, now I can go weeks without a issue
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