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Old 08-12-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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new battery keeps dying over night.

My new battery keeps dying in my car over night my alternater is fine. I don't know what the problem is notthing is left on once the car is off I've had 2 people tell me I might have a live wire some where ( something in the car is staying on once the car is off) but can't tell me how to track it down before I got my new battery I had small smoke coming from the ignition one time any suggestions
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Is it by chance an optima battery?
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Is it by chance an optima battery?
I don't believe so but if it is what are my opinions
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If it's dying overnight, you've really got a big draw. I've left lights on for several hours and still started fine.
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I don't know what too do or what it can be I'm lost
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I don't know what too do or what it can be I'm lost...

This won't cure your problem but may give you some insight, while the battery is up, disconnect your negative (-) clamp and see if it sparks when touching the post. If you have a draw, it will spark. Then the fun starts in seeing what it is. Sometimes it can be the security system.
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All I can say is if its an optima battery take it back for a refund asap!
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There were problems with the ignition switches on foxbodys. The had metal tabs that bent over to hold the guts in the switch. Those tabs would loosen and let the switch try to come apart. I had it happen to a couple of the ones I owned in the past. At one time there was a recall for it. The ignition switch could be failing.
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The metal tabs (yellow) loosen up and the white part gets loose in the cast housing letting the contacts get out of position If u smelled smoke there it might be worth a look. There were some fires from it
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The metal tabs (yellow) loosen up and the white part gets loose in the cast housing letting the contacts get out of position If u smelled smoke there it might be worth a look. There were some fires from it
Just took at that they look like they have been replaced already but ill have somebody else look and see what they say about it
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If the white part is loose in the cast metal housing the switch is bad. It should not have any movement when u turn the key or squeeze on it
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