95 Buick Roadmaster won't start, no click and draining battery when I turn key please help

Asked by Feb 14, 2017 at 03:20 PM about the 1995 Buick Roadmaster Limited Sedan RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put in a new battery and still doesn't start won't
click or turn over and it just drains the battery
please help

8 Answers

81,695

What makes you think the new battery is being drained? Are the battery cables connected to the right terminals?

Yes they are connected to the correct terminals, and after I tried to start the car I put a voltmeter on the battery and it is only reading 6 volts

Could the starter be bad and engaged and not letting it turn over or click??

81,695

Yes it could, But your not getting anywhere with 6 volts in the battery. A fully charged battery voltage is 12.7 DCV.

81,695

Did the battery even have a charge in it when you bought it? Sometimes a parts store would have to charge up a battery off of the shelf.

Yes I checked it, it was 12.4 volts when installed

81,695

You must have ben trying to start it for quit a bit or something is on in the car to drain the battery down to 6 volts, It may be that the starter needs to come out and be load tested. May be a bad starter.

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