Re: Battery drains after a few days
If you accurately measured drain, when off, at a few milliamps, I would
think your new battery is no good. Have someone load test it...parts stores
can do this.
"John Kubler" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> We have a 1996 850 Turbo wagon with 60,000 miles. The car has always been
> maintained according to the manual by a Volvo service department.
> The problem we have is that the battery is drained completely after not
> driving the car for a week. We have a new battery (1 yr old), had the
> charging system checked at three different places (Volvo dealer and two
> independant service stations), and all three tell us that everything
> checks out fine. I checked the power draw when the car is parked with the
> ignition off and measured only a few milli amps, too low to drain a
> battery after only one week.
> The only potential source for using battery power could be the
> self-leveling shocks, but I assume that they should not work when the
> engine is nt running.
> Anyone any ideas, suggestions what else to check?