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Old 06-14-2005, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
John
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Dead battery 89 GT - Doh!

I have an 89 GT convertible. Last fall I did some electrical work to the
car. I removed the cheesy alarm the previous owner installed, I moved the
battery to the trunk, I upgraded the alternator (120amp) and I installed a
new radiator and flex-a-lite electric fan. Ever since I installed the fan,
it appears that the battery seems to be draining. I replaced the battery
that came with the car thinking the old battery was just junk. The new
battery didn't take long to die either. Most recently, I rewired the
electric fan. I have one positive switched to the ignition and the other
running straight to the solenoid as suggested in the instructions. I was
hoping someone might be able to provide me with a few suggestions or things
to look for as to why the battery keeps dying.

Thanks,

John
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Old 06-14-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Dead battery 89 GT - Doh!

John wrote:
> I have an 89 GT convertible. Last fall I did some electrical work to the
> car. I removed the cheesy alarm the previous owner installed, I moved the
> battery to the trunk, I upgraded the alternator (120amp) and I installed a
> new radiator and flex-a-lite electric fan. Ever since I installed the fan,
> it appears that the battery seems to be draining. I replaced the battery
> that came with the car thinking the old battery was just junk. The new
> battery didn't take long to die either. Most recently, I rewired the
> electric fan. I have one positive switched to the ignition and the other
> running straight to the solenoid as suggested in the instructions. I was
> hoping someone might be able to provide me with a few suggestions or things
> to look for as to why the battery keeps dying.
>
> Thanks,
>
> John

First, make sure it really is the fan. Disconnect the fan circuit as close to
the source as possible - both the switched relay and the main power connection.

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