Why is my battery going dead?

Asked by Jul 17, 2014 at 08:43 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Malibu Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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You have a short circuit somewhere.

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You may have a parasitic draw. Here's a short video on how to pin point the problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF1gijj03_0 Your alternator may also be bad. Have autozone do a quick alternator test. You may find that it's not producing any volts to keep your battery charged.

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I've had the alternator checked ,starter and made sure the battery was the rite one for my car

38,175

If all of that is good, then you have a open circuit. AKA a short.

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Thanks

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If you have short? Then how would you go about fixing it?

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Isn't a short . Ignition is not going to off position, keep moving (jamming) into park while trying to get ignition into off position until dash lights to go off. I unhooked the battery for a year when turning it off before someone told me how to do this.

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