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Old 12-23-2007, 10:59 PM   #11
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well it'* been on the charger since my last post and the eye hasn't even started glowing so I know that thing don't work. I'm gonna try starting it tomorrow when I get up.
It may not, but remember that batteries do have a finite life span. You may be at a point now where it simply won't hold a charge. If you hadn't already checked battery cables and connections I also would have recommended that first. Since it continues to run once started, this is suggestive that the alternator works (although testing will ensure it is generating within spec). The fact that the car starts without a problem when jumped also points more towards the battery. You're talking about a battery that is about six years old. Depending on what sort of life it'* seen, it can well be in that time frame of needing replacement.

Make sure the connections between the charger and battery are solid and then try again in the morning (as you've mentioned). I won't be terribly surprised if we hear you're going battery shopping tommorow. If there is somewhere you can go to have it tested, this would certainly be a good last check before you spend the money.
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well car started after being on the trickle charger all night. Now i'm gonna go get the battery tested and also the alt just to make sure
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Well just got the battery tested and the alt. everything is good. So now the car is sitting at home with the block heater plugged in and the ground on the battery removed. In a couple days I will go out, reconnect the battery and if it starts, it'* not the battery but if it doesn't then the battery looses a charge by itself.
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Well just got the battery tested and the alt. everything is good. So now the car is sitting at home with the block heater plugged in and the ground on the battery removed. In a couple days I will go out, reconnect the battery and if it starts, it'* not the battery but if it doesn't then the battery looses a charge by itself.
I'll bet you a dollar it'* the battery. Grab another battery and try it in the car.
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it runs right now cause I had the charger on the battery all night. and I drove around the city all day with out a problem. I just have to wait a couple days and see if the battery just isn't holding a charge anymore.
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Well I just plugged the battery back in, and low and behold the car started. So the battery is fine. So now I'm going to leave the car battery connected but I'm going to keep the alarm deactivated and see if it changes.
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So, perhaps something is draining the battery?
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ya but i don't see what. My alarm I've had for a year. And the aero force gauge main plug is unplugged for over 2 weeks now and the alternate wire on it is connected to an axillary wire so the car has to be turned to the on position in order for power to be in it. Besides those I haven't done a single thing to my car, electrical anyhow.
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Electronic devices can fail and cause problems, even if they have been fine in the past. To (potentially) eliminate the alarm as a cause, try pulling the fuse - not just leaving it deactivated. The Aeroforce seems to be the most recent addition. Even though it'* wired to the auxiliary power, this seems to be suspect (because of timing). Can you elaborate on exactly where you connected it (wire, colour, location, etc)?
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can't remember the colour of wire but I know it'* in the wires going to the vent controls.
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