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Re: Battery draw

Hairy green toads from Mars made Neil Swanson say:

> OK any most likely culprits for a battery draw on an '87 5kq?   The battery
> just drains but not always and sometimes not for months.  Wierd.  While I
> had a meter on the battery testing draw I pulled every fuse and the draw
> didn't change. 
> The car is fine and starts fine for many months and then goes through a
> period of just not having any power to start.  Car has a fine Alt and reg. 
> The interstate battery is a few months old.
> If there is an obvious place to look point me there.   We had a customers
> car that killed batteries with the lock pump.  No problems since unplugging
> the pump.  I've beeb told that when the cars were new that sometimews the
> cars would just start moving the mirrors all by themselves.  Sounds kind of
> funny really to see a car just waving mirrors around all by itself

This sounds like the infamous after-run cooling fan problem.
It's not on a fuse, and it usually comes on a minute or two
after you leave the car (so you don't hear it).


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