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Old 02-16-2007, 01:55 PM   #11
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When you found the corrosion, did you remove the rubber boots from the cables and clean all of it off?
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Yeah, they're all clean and I reassembled with dialectric grease
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What'* it doing now?
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It seems to be doing alright, hasn't left me stranded yet. So hopefully this'll last more than a week this time running. Technical Ted, noticed you're in western NY, I'm in Rochester. This cold definitely hasn't helped my car I'm sure =)
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Your battery cables will be the prime suspect if it happens again. Consider cleaning them again or replacing them.

We get a dozen cars a month with the same symptoms. Cold/Wet weather seems to bring the corrosion problems out.
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Glad it'* not giving you any more trouble. Hopefully it was just the dirty battery cables. You might want to check to see if something is draining the battery. Do you have a mutimeter?

You know its been cold when 30 degrees feels like a heat wave. We have quite a few members in the Rochester & Buffalo areas. Bandit & CorvetteCrazy are very active members in the Rochester area.
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Yeah, the weather today felt really nice, could walk around without a jacket. I do have a multimeter, what kinds of test can I do to make sure nothings draining the battery?
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You want to see how much current (amperage) is being used while the car is off. This is very easy to check. Set the meter to check DC amps on the 10 amp range. Disconnect the negative battery cable and place the black meter lead on the battery terminal & the red lead to the cable. The meter reading will spike a little then drop when the PCM goes into sleep mode. At this point the reading should be less than 1/10 amp. Everything needs to be off while doing this test. If the reading is too high you can pull fuses to isolate the circuit that is causing problems.
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i had this same problem with my 92 ssei and it took a night that was about 10 below zero when it did it before i decided to do anything about it. I had gone through all of the checks and cleaning of the cables to the battery, but i found the culprit to be the other end of the outer positive cable check the connection to the underhood relay and fuse box. mine had suffered what later on i had found to be a not to uncommon problem with the bonnies. the attachement to the relay and fuse box is caused by a loose or corroded connection that has a way of damaging the plastic that holds the nut on the bottom when this desinigrates the connection is even looser causing intermmintent loss of connection mine also had the clicking noise under the passenger side fuse box. once in a while the car would even shut off driving down the road!
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