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2008 H. Azera Ltd. 5 new batteries in @ 2 and a third years.

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2008 H. Azera Ltd. 5 new batteries in @ 2 and a third years. Just yesterday, got AAA to install #5; #4 was only three months old, but drained completely, overnight. Why?
JA: How many miles are on the car? Will the battery hold a charge?
Customer: 73,8XX. Last battery seemed to be holding well, UNTIL
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: You have an unusual sense of humor! I'm no shade-tree!
JA: Is there anything else the Hyundai Mechanic should be aware of about your Hyundai?
Customer: Could you be more specific?
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Hyundai Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** i will be assisting you

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

Well we obviously have a short , do you have multimeter , so we can check for battery drain ?

Thank You ***** ( aka -Customer)

ASE Certified Tech

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I don't know what multimeter is! Sorry...
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

like a voltmeter

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have a common tool kit/ratchet set, and am not mechanically inclined!
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

if you have local shop can do it, igntion switch off ,and check the fuses that is keeping power on the mafter the car is off ,wiil be the source of the battery drain, they have to check all fuse boxes inside the cabin and under engine compartment

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Plus, it is 3:15 AM, and I just finished my shift.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

is there anything unusual far as any lights ,noise from dash, a coolant fan staying on ,anything weird happening after yiu take the key out they unnoticed'

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

sorry , i bet you tired where u work

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I checked. Nothing ON.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

we can always continue later ,the post will stay open

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

usually , a switch or module is shorted out and staying on at all times ,and draining the battery, we just have to find which one

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I'm good. By the way, alternator checked out fine.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Sounds tedious. Where to start?
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

they can hook up a test light to the battery and pull each fuse at a time ,when the current draw drops , the fuse the pull will be the bad circuit, so if the pulley , turn signal swicth fuse and voltmeter showed no more drain than switch bad or the wiring to it as an example

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Is this process expensive? Sounds very labor intensive to me.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

no its not , $40

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
At the dealership? Or, where?
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

no dealrship for that ,any 1/2 decent shhop should know how to do a volatge drop test, should charge you an hour tops depends where you live i guess

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

I m about to sign off, i m online from 10 am till late daily

so if you want i can help you figure it out

Chad (aka-Jhook1398)

good night

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
A voltage drop test, eh? OK, sir...and Thank you.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

yes , it called voltage drop test , but if you buy a voltmeter from advance $30 dollars i will show , just reply back to the post tomorrow and i will see your reply

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

you welcome

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Morning...I found a local shop that is going to run a diagnostic, first thing this morning. I'll update you as soon as I know something.
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 8 months ago.

hi

ok cool let me know , i m online most of the day today

Thank You ***** ( aka -Customer)

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