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Old 12-07-2015, 12:40 PM
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I don't understand why there's ~10+ responses in this thread regarding parasitic draw. It would be worse on a cold start than a warm start because it would have had more time for the parasitic draw to deplete the battery.......... Plus, a cold motor takes more juice to crank over anyways
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Originally Posted by jkelley View Post
I don't understand why there's ~10+ responses in this thread regarding parasitic draw. It would be worse on a cold start than a warm start because it would have had more time for the parasitic draw to deplete the battery.......... Plus, a cold motor takes more juice to crank over anyways

No, it was harder to start when hot vs cold = high resistance.
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Posted 04 December 2015 - 07:11 AM
Have you checked the starter relay? Checking resistance in a powered circuit isn't going to tell you much, I agree with above, a voltage drop will tell you if you have excessive resistance, even better would be a starter draw test. The starter should be pulling between 130-160 amps, any more than that and you can start suspecting the starter, or an electrical connection to it. I'd start with the relay, put the positive probe before and the negative after the relay. Set it on volts, the relay should read less than a volt when cranking.

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Originally Posted by Slowcrash_101 View Post
Posted 04 December 2015 - 07:11 AM
Have you checked the starter relay? Checking resistance in a powered circuit isn't going to tell you much, I agree with above, a voltage drop will tell you if you have excessive resistance, even better would be a starter draw test. The starter should be pulling between 130-160 amps, any more than that and you can start suspecting the starter, or an electrical connection to it. I'd start with the relay, put the positive probe before and the negative after the relay. Set it on volts, the relay should read less than a volt when cranking.

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Originally Posted by james0933 View Post
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I don't understand why there's ~10+ responses in this thread regarding parasitic draw. It would be worse on a cold start than a warm start because it would have had more time for the parasitic draw to deplete the battery.......... Plus, a cold motor takes more juice to crank over anyways

No, it was harder to start when hot vs cold = high resistance.
Unless trolling... re-read my response... I'm saying I don't understand why people thought it was a parasitic draw problem when the car started cold fine. And the problem was starting the engine warm...
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Just to make this thread more confusing I ran into this same issue on a different car 4 years later and swapping in a new battery solved the issue
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Just to make this thread more confusing I ran into this same issue on a different car 4 years later and swapping in a new battery solved the issue
this is lovely. a lot easier than going at the starter first.
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Originally Posted by Soviet View Post
Just to make this thread more confusing I ran into this same issue on a different car 4 years later and swapping in a new battery solved the issue
Thanks, for the follow-up post. Seems that the battery, and/or connections to the battery, starter, and ground --- are the cause of many of the starting bug-a-boos.

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