<VV> electrical mystery
hugo at aruncoaches.co.uk
Tue Jun 12 20:22:26 EDT 2018
Whatever it is, it's probably getting warm. Try feeling the alternator
after the car has been standing a few hours. Or look for anything else
getting warm. I would put an ammeter on the batter to see how much
current is being drawn.
On 2018-06-12 16:06, Tom Berg via VirtualVairs wrote:
> My '64 Monza is dead in the carport, a victim (apparently) of an
> electrical short. The battery (new a couple of months ago) goes dead
> overnight; I can jump start it with a booster, and it runs fine and
> its alternator (not original, of course) seems to charge OK.
> When I turn it off I can restart it soon after. But if I let it sit
> for a few hours, and especially overnight, the battery (and the car)
> is dead again. Evidently something is pulling down the battery.
> Any thoughts as to the cause?
> --Tom in Ohio
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