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Unread 04-12-2012, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default battery drains immediatly when in car

im working on a 1993 fleetwood cadilac and within minutes of me putting the battery in the battery drains to pretty much nothing. the battery has been draining when just left in the car but never at this fast of a rate(usally would take a few days). the only thing that has changed is a fuse for the center console( radio and cigratte lighter) is blown. the battery is always fully charged when i put it in and it is a new battery bought this year.

any ideas how i should fix or how i should trouble shoot this problem

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So you put a fully charged battery in and in a few minutes it's drained dead?

That must make one heck of a spark when you connect the battery cables!

Your battery cables would be hot to touch.

It couldn't be anything with a regular fuse that could carry current like that. It would have to be a fuseable link. The only things that could draw that much current would be the starter or alternator.

Disconnect the cables to the starter and the large red wire from the alternator and leave them disconnected.

Touch the last battery cable to the battery terminal and see if it sparks. With all the lights off and no truck or glovebox light you should have no spark.
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