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Hey guys so I bought a 04 neon srt4 with 74k miles, light mods, agp gate, short shifter. Hks bov and a aftermarket ignition pack/wires..
So my issue if the car sits for over 13 hours it won't start with out a jump.. I've tested the alternator starter and battery and they are all good .. I unplugged the trunk light and went thru the car to make sure nothing stays on, the battery is refurbished but tested at 13.4 volts. What can the issue be ? Any input ?
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Can you try a different battery?

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Do you think its possible that the battery I have might have a bad cell that slowly dies? I'm going to go buy a new battery tomorrow and see what happens
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Could be a bad cell. Or just low cold cranking amps. Or a short elsewhere draining the charge.
But before you buy a new battery, a decent battery shop should be willing to test your old battery.
Also, if you end up needing a new battery, take the old battery to the store when you get it tested (i.e. don't take it in another vehicle...).
That way you will be able to get a prompt "core charge" if a new battery is required.
This would avoid the hassle of going back home to get the old battery etc etc.
Also, getting rid of an old battery can be difficult.

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Yeah I'll have to do that, worth a shot. I don't know what else could cause it to kill the battery, I've checked all the spots and nothing. But I'll buy a new battery and see what happens. thanks for the input guys I'm glad to see the srt4 community is still up and running
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Let us know, I've found some crazy things over time with batteries, most recently a battery from Walmart that failed after 6 months in my black Neon (that I just sold).

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Yeah I bought the current battery refurbished from a place I've bought batteries before, but maybe it's a bad call idk. I'll buy a new battery monday and keep you guys updated. Besides that idk what else it could be, the previous owner did do a " mod " to the gas tank he did some rewiring Idk if that would have somthing to do with it ? He mentioned somthing about constant psi at WOT
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Yeah I bought the current battery refurbished from a place I've bought batteries before, but maybe it's a bad call idk. I'll buy a new battery monday and keep you guys updated. Besides that idk what else it could be, the previous owner did do a " mod " to the gas tank he did some rewiring Idk if that would have somthing to do with it ? He mentioned somthing about constant psi at WOT
A fuel pump Rewire is a very common mod, but should have nothing to do with your current issue. I think you’re on the right track with the battery.


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Gotcha, one thing I noticed the fuse under the car near the gas tank seemed to be damaged , would that have anything to do with it ? This is so frustrating its driving me crazy
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How do I run a parasitic battery draw test?

Hey guys for those that know of my issue how my battery drains over night. I have a question. how would I perform a parasitic draw test ? I'd like to do this before I go buy a new battery and potentially spend 130 bucks and ruin a battery
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I'm moving your new thread into your existing thread. Please don't start multiple threads on the same issue.

Have you taken this battery into a local car parts store for a free evaluation of the battery yet?

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Gotcha, one thing I noticed the fuse under the car near the gas tank seemed to be damaged , would that have anything to do with it ? This is so frustrating its driving me crazy
That fuse is from the pump rewire? There are no fuse usually in that location.

You could put an amp meter on the car and see if there is a draw, if there is, then start popping a fuse at a time and see if the draw stops. That would be the circuit draining the battery.
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Where would I put the amp meter to? That's what I was trying to figure out.
And I have taken the battery and it checked out, it a refurbished battery the guy at autozone told me it could have a bad cell and slowly drain.
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If you actually have a fuse by the tank for a rewire fix that. There's a reason fuses are close to the power source. Also, a relay does not belong under the car, it should be in the engine bay as well. Their location isn't your problem but they very well could be a problem down the road.



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Amp meters are connected in a couple of ways; inline with the the Positive from the battery and induction 'clamp' over the same Positive. A multimeter is usually used for inline.
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