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Old 11-08-2011, 02:51 PM
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New Guy Needs Some Help Please!

i have a 1977 c20 step-side i bought with no engine needed some work i put a 350 in it took off the heads and put vortec heads and a pro comp intake on it i got everything running and working but the battery goes dead if it sits over night any thoughts why its doing that?

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Battery drain down overnight

Sure,this is common on old stuff, and is usually a dead short somewhere, draining your battery. Anything that stays on, like a clock or an electric fuel pump, some lights left on, or even some corrosion on a socket that allows currrent to pass. If you have an alternator, get it checked. If it is shorted, it will pull a battery down in no time. Another thing is the starter solinoid. If it does not dis-engage all the way, it will do the number on you too. An electrical shop can test this for you, but my best way is to just remove one fuse at a time until the battery does not show a draw. you will need a meter for this. good luck.
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:51 AM
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problem was in the alternator thanks for the help man!!
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