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linda 1/19/2013

2002 Mazda Tribute LX 6 Cyl 3.0L

Preventive Maintenance

What would be draining my battery?

Sometimes if my Mazda sits for a day without being started, the battery will be dead..

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Bill 1/19/2013

If you haven't had a load test done on your charging system, With a Voltmeter and engine running set meter to DC volts and read across the battery terminals. It should read 13.5-14.5 volts. If below this then suspect your alternator, if OK then I would assume battery is not holding a charge, thus needs replaced. Play close attention to your Battery terminal connections to be sure clean and tight.


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