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wont start..have replaced alternator and starter. electrical system

Customer Question

car is dead and won't start. have replaced alternator and starter. electrical system checks out ok. can't figure out what is draining battery.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Auto Psychic replied 4 years ago.

Auto Psychic :

sorry to hear of your misfortune :(

Auto Psychic :

what year, make and model do you have?

Auto Psychic :

have you tried jumpstarting it?

Auto Psychic :

so the battery goes dead overnite?

Auto Psychic :

please tell me more, gary

JACUSTOMER-d1697muu- :

2001 VW Jetta. Will jump start with effort. Did not go dead overnite at mechanics, but everytime I get it home it is dead the next morning.

JACUSTOMER-d1697muu- :

Have only had the car 2 weeks and have yet to drive it to work.

JACUSTOMER-d1697muu- :

Urgency is high level. I can't keep working from home.

JACUSTOMER-d1697muu- :

Battery checks out, still under warranty.

Expert:  mechanicaltone replied 4 years ago.
Hi have you done a battery load test? If not Id suggest you start there.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Did that - checks out ok
Expert:  mechanicaltone replied 4 years ago.
The next thing you will need to do is a current draw test while the vehicle is off to see if something is draining the battery while engine is switched off.



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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Did that. Could not find anything draining the battery.