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2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Question: What could be pulling down my battery over night other than the obvious things?

 

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karenfroe, 3.5L V6, Tupelo, MS, July 22, 2014, 13:27
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Have a second new alternator on now and if I leave the cables on over night the battery is down. No lights, etc. on that we know of.

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    Auto Medic Inc. from Auto Medic Inc, July 22, 2014, 21:43
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    there are several things that can drain a battery:
    if the battery is more than a couple of years old and has been dead multiple times, it may be sulfated to a point that it will not charge, it is best to have a battery charged off the vehicle and tested.
    also any number of computers or modules on a vehicle can "stay awake" after the key is turned off. most are supposed to shut off after a few minutes. these are things you can't see, a seat module for example.
    a parasitic draw test can be performed to check for these kinds of problems

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    September 25, 2014, 10:21
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    It is most likely your altenator

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