adallak Posted March 10, 2009 Report Share Posted March 10, 2009 My new battery from NAPA kept draining for a month or so and eventually it is so low now that I cannot start the car. I noticed unusually low voltage on the DIC if the car has been left sitting for a few days (up to 11.0 V). I have measured the drain current on car's side and it was just about 2.5mA. That current will not drain a battery in a year! The alternator works as usual and puts about 14.5 V while driving. The car never stalled or something. The negative terminal of the first battery bought from NAPA melted down and fell off the battery! I guess the steel thereaded insert inside of the lead member had bad connection, heated up and eventually melted the surrounding lead down... 1. How can I test the alternator? 2. How can I convince the NAPA guy they gave me another bad battery? 3, Any good inexpensive battery charger to try? Thanks gents for your suggestions. This was quite frustrating because I have got a starter problem as well. The Advance cannot find a replacement for my ACDelco starter bought with lifetime warranty... That starter was discontinued... The saddest thing in life is wasted talent Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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