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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 04, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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This is a problem I'm trying to solve on my kid's 68 Nova (L30, Powerglide). Not a Camaro but close enough for me to muck with.

Problem is the battery is slowly draining down. Looks to be about a 2 to 2.5 amp drain on it. Tried pulling all the fuses, replaced the voltage regulator, disconnected the horn relay, tested/disconnected the alternator, pulled out the aftermarket radio, ruled out the starter. Still discharging.

I put in a battery disconnect in the meantime but I'd really like to fix this. It's driving me crazy (a short drive, ha ha).

Any suggestions?
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Try unscrewing the wiring harness at the firewall. That would eliminate everything on the other side of the firewall. Have you tried a different battery ?


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I'll try disconnecting the harness to at least narrow it down to one half of the car or the other.

Just bought the car, battery looks new. I pulled the positive terminal off the battery and hooked up an ammeter between the post and the lead to measure the amperage load.
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Try disconnecting the positive wire on the alternator. I`ve seen them discharge batteries because the field is entergized.

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Try reading this thread . . .

https://www.camaros.net/forum/ultimat...=003025#000000

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