My Impala runs ok when i get the battery but if i leave it off for long periods of time the battery dies or it wont start. what is wrong with it?

Asked by Aug 09, 2012 at 09:31 AM about the 2008 Chevrolet Impala LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2008 Chevy Impala's battery keeps dying. I went and got the battery tested and its good. they checked the alternator and thats good. and if i get the battery jumped the carworks just fine for a few start ups. but if i leave it off for long periods of time the battery dies or it wont start. what is wrong with it? someone please tell me.

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you have something drawing the battery down need measure amperage draw on battery do u have a multimeter? if ur inclined to look at it further if not take it to dealer

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When you say "a long time" do you mean a few days? Or a few weeks or longer? If your battery is dying after only sitting a week or even two weeks something is draining it. But if you regularly leave the car sit for weeks (more than 2) at a time this is considered normal & you need to disconnect the negative (-) battery cable when you park it. HTH. -Jim

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