My car is testing fine , but has to be jumped once a day then runs good rest of day .

Asked by Mar 02, 2017 at 05:00 PM about the 1989 Mazda 626 DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

If my car sits for around 8 or more hours , it
will not start .  I have had the battery
replaced , tested the altenater, the starter
..they all rest good .. we thought  something
could be draining  the battery  so we
disconected  it over night and tried to start it
.. still didn't work .. it's turning over , and runs
all day after jump starting it ..  ugh someone
what's wrong with this thing ??

2 Answers


I would have the starter checked out thoroughly. Also make sure the battery cables are clean on both ends and are in good shape. Look for any corrosion in the cables.


Youtube has many how to videos showing how to find or locate a parasitic battery drain.

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