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Old 02-10-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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I have an interstate battery that i got about 8 months ago. Just the past 5 days my car would not start. It would not even turn over. Jumped it and away I would go. The battery completely dies in about 8 hours or so.

Now this battery is not that old and Interstate sells decent batteries?

Am i looking at a battery problem here or what? I looked at the battery connections and they dont seem to be loose? what else could it bed?
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What'* wrong is easy. You have a amp draw. Finding it is a bit more work. But this will help. https://www.gmforum.com/trouble-shooting-test-procedures-141/amp-draw-test-293647/
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If only i had an amp meter lol.
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You can pick them up for under $20. A very good investment.
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Do you think the for the purpose of not having to get jumped, that i could take my back seat out, connect my battery charger and keep it on all night? So when i get up in the morning its charged?
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That will start you in the morning, but wont help when you leave work. I had the same problem last year, several jumps later I had a day off work and found the problem. Have you made any changes to the car lately? A sticking relay is a good place to draw amps.
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I havent made any changes. I just want to make sure its safe in the back seat of my car, overnight.
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It will be safe if you leave it on a trickle. But if your on a 2amp trickle, and you have a 4amp draw. Well, you do the math.
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What do you mean leave it on a trickle? im not sure how big the amp is. I just wanna make sure my car wont catch on fire or it wont kill my electrical system. I just hooked the 2 clamps on the battery and locked the car. The light it the car wont turn off while the thing is charging my battery. Should i worry about anything?
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Trickle is a 2amp charge. You don't want to be doing high amp charges for a long time. It'* hard on the battery.
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