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Hi all, found this forum trying to find answers to my problem and you guys seem to know what your doing so hopefully I can get this figured out.

So here's the deal. My camaro has either a drain or an overcharge going on and I'm not really sure which one as I'm faily new to this whole thing. I have replaced the battery twice, the alternator, and the regulator, and new battery cables, all to no avail. When I brought the first battery back they told me it was fried. My machanic started checking all the wires and hooked in another new alternator and it supposibly fried that but I can't confirm that for myself. When I jump start the car it will work fine for about the entire day. I can turn it off and on for that day. After sitting overnight though the battery will be completly dead in the morning and won't have enough energy to even attempt to start. It does have rs hideaway lights but I disconnected them all because I thought that might be the drain unless I missed a spot. Anything on this would be greatly appreciated as I'm getting desprete.
 

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Welcome to the site.

Have you tried searching the forums for keywords like "battery drain"? Give it a try and see if that doesn't get you going.
 

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Welcome to the site for sure!

Are you gonna be fixing this, or continuing to take it to "your mechanic"?
If you want to fix it yourself, do you own a voltmeter and have at least a vague idea how to use it?
This would be a good place to start: http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=71062
 

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Thanks for the suggestions I'll defently start searching around. It will remain at my machinc but I want to make sure I can fix it as fast as possible as I don't wanna be paying this guy a fortion. I'll let you know how this goes.
 

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Just 1 more quick question before I start on this. Does it sound like my car could be overcharging or is it defently a drain? If it is overcharging would I be looking for anything differently?
 

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Without putting a voltmeter on it, nobody knows.
If you have a professional in your employ, I'd assume he knows this and has done it, but your post seems to indicate people have been throwing a lot of parts at it over and over. That's simply not a good diagnostic practice.

What's the voltage at the battery with the engine running?

If you disconnect the neg battery cable, and connect a test light, one lead to the battery neg and the other to the disconnected cable, does the light glow?
 
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