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New battery, car starts, did not start it again for 1 week, now battery is dead
1990 Ford Bronco

New battery, car starts, did not start it again for 1 week, now battery is dead

(1990 Ford Bronco)
I replaced the battery and the car started right away. I didn't use the car for about a week. When I tried to start it after that the battery was dead. I made sure that nothing was left on. I exchanged the battery with another new one, the car started right away. I took it to the auto place to check the electrical system and was told everything looked good. I did not start the car again for about a week. Again the battery was dead. This happened 3 times. What should I do now? Thanks for any help you can give me.
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on September 27, 2014
Perform parasitic draw test.
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on September 27, 2014
What is a parasitic draw test?
on September 28, 2014
Using an ampmeter at the battery and isolating circuits one at a time , you watch the current flow. IF not experienced or equipped , this is most economically done at a reputable shop. Some can be easy to trace down , others may require taking things apart and testing individual circuits . Product knowledge and experience sometimes less nerve wracking than the old school guessing game. Good luck whichever way you choose!
on September 28, 2014
thanks for your help
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on September 27, 2014
Perform parasitic draw test.
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on September 27, 2014
What is a parasitic draw test?
on September 28, 2014
Using an ampmeter at the battery and isolating circuits one at a time , you watch the current flow. IF not experienced or equipped , this is most economically done at a reputable shop. Some can be easy to trace down , others may require taking things apart and testing individual circuits . Product knowledge and experience sometimes less nerve wracking than the old school guessing game. Good luck whichever way you choose!
on September 28, 2014
thanks for your help

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