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

has occurred 3 times in 1 month. RAV4 with 73,000 mi. garaged dealership service dept. unable to diagnose

by in Boulder, CO on November 30, 2013
2 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on November 30, 2013
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.
COMMENT by on November 30, 2013
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
COMMENT by on November 30, 2013
Sitting without driving for 6 days? Driving it for 6 days and battery is now dead?
ANSWER by on December 01, 2013
ANY aftermarket items( alarm/security , remote start or radio) installed?
COMMENT by on December 01, 2013
No auxiliary items, electronic/electric devices. Thanks for replying: the car is in the shop, Saturday to Monday (12/2) awaiting further diagnosis. pa