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2005 Kia Rio Base 4dr Sedan Manual

2005 Kia Rio
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Front Wheel Drive, 4dr Sedan, Sub-Compact
25 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy
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August 23, 2012, 11:23 am

Jacqui G
 

Question: battery drain

New battery Kia says its not the altenator( but that it is something not covered under warreny, they want to charge me $95 an hour plus th fix once the figure out what it is!) what could be draining the battery? It starts with a jump and usually last the day but next morning dead and needing a jump again?


September 4, 2012, 1:44 pm

Elizabeth K
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It could be many different things, the problem you're talking about is called 'parasitic draw'. Here is some information on how your mechanic will look for it--should give you an idea of what the problem could be:
http://flashoffroad.com/electrical/Batteries/BatteryDrain.html


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