I own a 94 Caprice Classic with the 350 Engine, approximately 1 - 1.5 years
ago all of a sudden the car battery would go dead on us for no apparent
At first we thought it was just because it was the battery being old so we
brought it to Sears for a replacement battery as it had an old Die Hard in
it that had not yet run out of it's warranty, they put it on their machine
and said it's not the battery but some cable that ran between the alternator
and the battery?
Thinking something was fishy (I used to work at Sears a long time ago) I
said no thanks and brought it to the local garage where we have most of our
work done now and they checked it out and said it was indeed the battery and
they replaced it. For a while the car was fine then all of a sudden one day
the car was dead again?
For awhile I could start the car with my battery charger/jump starter and
the car would be OK for ahwile but then it would not be. Now the car cannot
be started and driven and restarted any where We recently had to have it
jumped by AAA and they said that something in the car was drawing off the
battery when it was sitting off doing nothing and that's why the car would
not start after being run any more?
Today I brought it back to the local garage who said they would make good on
the repair the last time they fixed it, they just called me and said that
after checking out the car they found nothing wrong with the car at all or
battery? It's just that the car has only been driven 1900 miles in that 1.5
years and needs to be driven more and driven highway miles.
Does this sound correct to anyone out there? I agree that the car is not
driven much but it is driven once or twice a week for a few miles and as far
as I know that should be sufficient to keep the battery charged up and
everything working fine.
My wife is going to start driving the car on a more regular basis and I
don't want her to get stuck, do you think she will or is the garage correct
in what they say?
All replies will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance