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1996 Toyota RAV4 Question: total dead battery 6 days after: 1. renewing battery and 2. alternator 3. tests

 

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pantal, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Boulder, CO, November 30, 2013, 10:51
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has occurred 3 times in 1 month.
RAV4 with 73,000 mi.
garaged
dealership service dept. unable to diagnose

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    cardocIII from Gillespie's Auto Service, November 30, 2013, 14:30
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    There may be something randomly staying on a draining the battery. You'll need to get this back to the shop with a good description of the history of the battery dying, and inconclusive testing.

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    pantal, November 30, 2013, 14:45
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    Thanks for the response.
    I have done so.
    The Toyota people have done the parasitic battery drain test 2 times.
    I wonder what is next?

    pa

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    pushrod, November 30, 2013, 17:20
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    Sitting without driving for 6 days?
    Driving it for 6 days and battery is now dead?

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    December 01, 2013, 05:24
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    ANY aftermarket items( alarm/security , remote start or radio) installed?

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    pantal, December 01, 2013, 11:06
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    No auxiliary items, electronic/electric devices.

    Thanks for replying: the car is in the shop, Saturday to Monday (12/2) awaiting further diagnosis.

    pa

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