It has been to the dealership for a total of 17 visits and 33 days for the various problems. My question: Have there been any complaints on the delco batteries put in to the 2002 General Motors products? The multimeter showed a constant drain of. Just started all of a sudden. When the alarm and auto start actually works I don't have to jump it but when that is not working I have to jump it each time I want to go somewhere. They disconnected the battery for a week and it held its charge with no problem, but when hooked up, it lasts only a day or so.
On a side note I found that the lenses were gone from the fog lights and the bulbs were burnt out, so i unplugged them temporarily. By the early 1990s, engineers began reducing the size of the wiring bundles by using modules to control mechanical functions such as raising windows and activating door locks. One by one, pull each fuse in your fuse box. Parasitic drains can also be similarly located by measuring at the negative battery cable grounded to the engine and at the body ground cable connected to the fender. They are exposed and are about an inch long. Select the Engine Electrical sub-section. Since I started that practice, I've had very little trouble with terminal corrosion.
I suppose the next thing to do would be to try to find grounds to the chassis, and see if any are loose. So I purchased a new battery and my truck started right up. At the very least, this battery should be recharged and tested before proceeding with a diagnosis. Temperatures above the moderate climate of 25°C 77°F increase the battery's internal self discharge. The battery is completely drained after setting approx 4 to 5 days.
I like my Tahoe and don't want to get a new one so I would love to get this one fixed and hopefully it will not cost a arm and a leg. The source of that figure was an article written by someone named Larry Hammer, and can be found at this website:. I pulled one fuse from the remote start system and the draw dropped to. I had the battery load tested, and i removed the alternator and had it tested. Check all fuses, even under the hood.
Refer to Corporate Bulletin Number 02-06-03-006A for more information about this tool. They send a signal to your on star even if it isnt the updated digital version. Good luck and keep me posted. The theift deterant light is on faintly on the dash and the steering wheel no longer locks. Tahoe will not start, I jump it all the time for it to turn over. If something happens I will hold gm responsible for not taking action.
A favorite tactic of mine was to momentarily jumper around the test light to recharge the air bag capacitors. Before performing the test, the engine must be run and all accessories must be operated as instructed. When the ignition is turned on, all of the on-board modules are awakened and begin performing their assigned functions. I have replaced the batter and the alternator checks out fine. Find the small hard line running from the condenser radiator looking thing in the front follow it until you find a connector where it goes from that small line to a larger line and your orifice tube will be located there. I believe all these are challenges are related but everything is working now. The following is a summary, not the complete procedure.
Set a digital multimeter to the 10A scale. The amps did jump to 1. This is my first use of the Car Talk chat line, and I was amazed by the response. I am at my wits end. Have been replaced multiple times. I grabbed anything I could to put fire out and successfully did.
You must wait for these modules to go to sleep or use the sleep function on the scan tool. Now I had the same problem on my 01. Just make sure you turned the radio off first before you disconnect the battery. I had a similar problem that I was able to trace down using a method I devised. Major electrical issues with these vehicles. The dot on top of the battery was green, but when I went to leave, my truck wouldn't start.
They are held in place with plastic tabs. We suspected touchy sensors but I suppose that could be the source of the issue. Parasitic Drains and On-the-Lot Battery Discharge Important: In most cases of discharged batteries in low-age, low-mileage vehicles, proper charging procedures with approved charging equipment is the only repair necessary. I charged the battery all night and i'm letting it sit to see if it goes dead. So I purchased a new battery and my truck started right up. My 02 tahoe has had a battery drain issue for a while now.
The message center never came on to show that the battery was weak. I pulled one fuse from the remote start system and the draw dropped to. I checked all circuits and could not find any draw on any fuse that was not normal. The test switch permits you to place an ammeter in series with the battery negative cable. My instincts tell me to put a meter in series with one of the battery leads and start pulling fuses till I see the drain go down, but I am not sure what the normal drain is.