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PI$$ed @ my 72 K5 (rant)

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chevyracing, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. chevyracing

    chevyracing 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=red>I consider myself an adequate mechanic, but I can NOT find what is draining my battery. Had to go to Iowa for a couple of days on a family emergency and forgot to disconnect my battery and it drained and froze another new battery. BIGGA-FRAKKA-MAKKA-SAKKA-FRAK-RAKKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@#&amp;^)*&amp;^$%#%^%&amp;!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</font color=red>

    John

    Like to go sloppin' 'round in da mud in a rapid fashion....=)

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  2. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    TAKE A DEEP BREATH!!! IN AND OUT IN AND OUT...we are calm very calm...sorry about your problems...hope ya get it figured out.


    <font color=green>Chaz</font color=green>

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  3. chevyracing

    chevyracing 1/2 ton status

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    okay...ooookkaayyy....ooooooooookkkay..., calming down...calllmmming dowwnnn.......cccaaaaalllllllllllllllliiiiing doooooooowwwwwnnn.... I'm alright...Man, I wanted to go play in the snow and my Blazer won't start!!!!!! Getting ticked....ggeeetttiinnggg tickkkked.........

    Like to go sloppin' 'round in da mud in a rapid fashion....=)

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  4. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    are you still running the external regulator??

    ARQ.

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  5. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    LOL[​IMG]
    that sux man.
    Don't get too upset dude you'll get it figured out, and don't do anything crazy ...like want to sell it or something! [​IMG]
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    You know how to stick a voltmeter in series between the negative battery post and the negative battery cable...and see if there's key off voltage drain... and if there is start pulling fuses to narrow it down to what is causing the problem.
    ...right?

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  6. chevyracing

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    ARQ,
    yes, I am still running the original electrical system with the external reg. The reg is fairly new. As soon as we get a nice day I am going to go through and start pulling fuses again to see if I can find this. I have traced all the wires all the way from end to end and checked all the connections and nothing. Guess it is time to get the trusty Fluke out and start that way.

    John

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  7. chevyracing

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    Ryan,
    I have a basic idea on how to that. I will give it a shot. I am pretty good with engines but maybe a little less than adequate with electrical gremlims. I may have to ask a few questions. If all else fails I have a complete wiring harness from my 69 that I rolled that is un-cut. I may have to transplant that into my 72. The guy that qwned this 72 before me did some splicing and slicing.

    John

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    I had a similar problem with .. get this .. my horn. Apparently the wire came off the horn (or I suspect was removed accidentally when something else was worked on) and the horn button got stuck on the steering wheel, it was a constant drain .. I still don't understand completely how it all happened, but after fixing the horn button and hooking the horn up again - no problem.
     
  9. Steve_Chin

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    Do you have an idiot light for the alternator in your Blazer? If so, is it lit dimly when the ignition is cut off? That'd indicate a shorted rectifier diode in the alternator. It'll charge OK, but it'll also discharge the battery in a matter of about 10 hours. If you don't have the idiot light, the only way to check for that problem is to pull the alternator and use a VOM to test the diodes.
     
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    Steve,
    No, I don't have an idiot light, it has the guage. I am going to mess with it a bit today. I have another battery to put in it so I will see what I can do to find out what is happening. I think I will order a battery shut off switch from Summitt anyway and mount it on the dash somewhere, it is a good idea to have one of those anyway. It is not fixing the problem but it might prevent further problem if I can't find the voltage leak.

    John

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  11. clarkekent

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    I had the same problem... it was my radio. Anytime that I left the detatchable face plate on overnight, the battery would be dead the next day.
     
  12. arq

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    it may be the blazer, just replace it or i can take it off your hands and just keep the external regulator :-)

    i hate those things, I was having some charging problems a while back and replaced my alternator, well still the same thing. then i replaced my Xregulator, same thing. so i replaced my alternator, same thing, you get the idea. so i just replaced both with an internal regulated alternator.

    convert over to the internal type. for the cost of the pair Xregulatro/alternator you can get an internal type. check one of my previous posts. it's really simple to do it.

    ARQ.

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