truck parked battery dies


Old 07-17-04, 08:51 PM
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Question truck parked battery dies

'71 Chev pick-up. Truck would only start with boost. Once running would run until turned off then boost to start again. Brand new battery installed fires right up. Park for 2 days battery dead. Is this drain problem common to Chevs? Is there a quick fix or is it hunt and peck time with an ohm meter or something?

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Old 07-18-04, 06:50 AM
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Location: Pittsburgh,Pa
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Have you checked the charging system voltage yet?Should be 13.5 to 14.7 volts measured across the battery cables.You can check for a drain with an amp meter or a test light.On something that old a testlight is probably easier.

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