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Old 07-15-2014, 09:23 PM
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battery woes...

Just removed the batteries to have them tested tomorrow. Found the receipt from the previous owner and it appears that just a few days shy of a year ago, both were replaced under warranty. Now I'm debating just replacing them with another brand. They're Sears Die Hard Gold. Any personal experience with these? Online reviews aren't very favorable. Any other suggestions?


Edit...if I'm driving it daily, they're good but as soon as it sits for 4-5 days they're dead. I've already charged them once. Gauge shows that they "should" be charging.

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Old 07-15-2014, 10:34 PM
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You probably have another issue causing the batteries to die. You need to check for parasitic draw and eliminate the cause before installing new batteries so they too don't die. Use a ammeter to find what is staying on and draining the batteries.
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That was my initial thought. There's nothing aftermarket connected. I disconnected an amp to the stereo, an alarm/remote start that I'm not even sure works.

Next move will be removing the alarm/remote start all together.
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It doesn't have to be aftermarket. Stock stuff can drain the batteries too. For instance the windshield leaking onto the GEM can cause all kinds of issues or a bad diode in the alternator for that matter.
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Thanks for that info. I haven't noticed any signs of leaking but I'll check the GEM and wiring issues this weekend.
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