Why is the battery on my GMC Sierra 1500 dead?

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Why is the battery on my GMC Sierra 1500 dead?

There were no lights or devices left on after the previous time the truck had been used. Something is drawing power from the battery causing it to be dead.

How do you know if your GMC truck battery is dead?

One by one, pull each fuse in your fuse box. Check the multimeter after each fuse pull to see when the amperage draw goes away. Once you find the fuse that causes the amperage draw to go away, you at least know what circuit the draw is coming from.

How to drain a battery on a GMC Truck?

With key off, unhook your positive battery terminal. Put one multimeter lead on the battery terminal and the other on the positive cable. You’re basically making the multimeter part of the circuit. Set the meter to read amps. Now, since its being drained I assume you’ll see some kind of amperage draw.

What happens if you run a Chevy Silverado Hot?

The Chevrolet Silverado is a rugged truck that is made for a tough workload. Coolant system failure can eventually cause major engine damage as running the truck hot can lead to head gasket failure or loss of power eventually causing the motor to stop running.

What kind of battery drain does a GMC Quadrasteer have?

My 2004 GMC quadrasteer has developed a parasitic battery drain that kills the battery if it sits for more than a day. I’ve traced it to the BCM. I checked the drain with a meter after the truck had sit for 4 hours. The drain was about 3.5 amps. The drain after sitting for 12 hours was about 2.5 amps.

With key off, unhook your positive battery terminal. Put one multimeter lead on the battery terminal and the other on the positive cable. You’re basically making the multimeter part of the circuit. Set the meter to read amps. Now, since its being drained I assume you’ll see some kind of amperage draw.

What’s the parasitic drain on a Silverado battery?

They said they monitored the parasitic drain for an hour and it was within specs, less than 40mA, but I don’t remember exactly what, then they charged me an extra $60 for checking it. I took it home, let it sit for 3 hours and then checked the drain.

One by one, pull each fuse in your fuse box. Check the multimeter after each fuse pull to see when the amperage draw goes away. Once you find the fuse that causes the amperage draw to go away, you at least know what circuit the draw is coming from.

There were no lights or devices left on after the previous time the truck had been used. Something is drawing power from the battery causing it to be dead.

Are there any problems with the GMC Sierra 1500?

GMC Sierra 1500 owners have reported 6 problems related to battery dead (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of GMC Sierra 1500 based on all problems reported for the Sierra 1500.

What causes a Chevy truck battery to die?

On my 04 1500 I had a short in the instrament cluster that would kill the battery in a few days if the truck was not driven. If I pulled the fuse to the cluster, the battery would be fine.

When did my Silverado battery cluster go out?

Best of luck. The cluster went out at 35,000 miles and got the warranty/recall NEW cluster – now at 105,000 last month the cluster went dead for two vehicle trips then came back to life. I was happy about that but probably not back correctly.

Why does my AC not turn on after a battery swap?

Immediately afterward, the controls would only blow heat through the defrost setting, no matter what the dial was set to. Also, when I tried the AC the light on the button would just blink and never turn the AC on. Its a real pain in the butt that this happened just from a battery swap!!! I’ve never heard of that problem.

What happens when you change the battery in a Chevy Tahoe?

I am sure some (or all) have heard of this problem, but I need some help because its driving me nuts! I installed a new battery in my wifes 2002 Chevy Tahoe. Immediately afterward, the controls would only blow heat through the defrost setting, no matter what the dial was set to.

Why does my car lock up at high speed?

It’s a condition mechanics refer to as “sudden lock up” and is very dangerous if it occurs while you are driving at a high speed. Sudden lock up is a fatigue failure of the ignition system so if you notice anything weird about your ignition contact a mechanic as soon as you can.

Why is my key not turning on my Chevy Silverado?

While there are a variety of reasons your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 key won’t turn, the most common 3 are a binding steering column/lock, an ignition switch issue, or a problem with the ignition key.

What happens when your key won’t turn in?

If your key won’t turn your ignition lock cylinder and the steps above did not get your ignition to turn, then there is an extremely good chance your vehicle is in the list below. The list below is just a partial list of vehicles we suspect of having ignition failure problems when people call and say “My key won’t turn in my ignition”.

What causes a car key to get stuck in the ignition?

The key will only get stuck in the ignition if the car is stationary, which may cause the battery to go flat if it cannot be moved out of the “accessory” position to the “off” position. The problem is reportedly caused by the automatic transmission shifter, which doesn’t transmit an electrical signal to allow the switch to be turned off.

What causes a locked steering wheel to not turn in?

If a locked steering wheel is the only thing preventing your key from turning the ignition, then follow our instructions below for How to Unlock a Locked Steering wheel and you will be back on the road fast. Problem 2. Dirt, pocket lint or debris (like tape from opening a package) may cause your key not to turn in your ignition lock cylinder.

GMC Sierra 1500 owners have reported 6 problems related to battery dead (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of GMC Sierra 1500 based on all problems reported for the Sierra 1500.

Are there any issues with my 2015 GMC 2500HD plow?

I have a 2015 GMC 2500HD plow prep option truck having these issues. The truck has been back to the dealer, I have called the plow manufacture, and the plow distributor. There is no fix now. What rights does the consumer have? Are we supposed to sit back and wait? What if there is no fix?

Are there any issues with the 2015 GMC Truck?

There’s a engineering company working on problem. Both Ford and GM are having problem on 2015 trucks. Helps to keep accessories on,radio blower fan etc. Last time I plowed it didn’t shut down anything at all.

Are there any electrical problems with my GMC Sierra?

Other Common Electrical System related problems of GMC Sierra Problem Category Number of Problems Electrical System problems 101 Instrument Panel problems 38 Wiring problems 27 Dash Wiring problems 12

Why is the battery light on on my GMC Sierra?

If your Sierra’s battery light came on while you were driving, but before you parked, it could be the alternator. If you didn’t see a battery light, and now the vehicle is dead when you go to start it, the first thing that you need to look at is the battery.

Where is the battery going in my truck?

I re cleaned all the battery cables and retested the fuse panel the only big wire coming from the battery is going to the bottome left of the fuse box and that’s showing zero and the ground on the engine is clean and tight at this point then the big wire from the battery to the under hood fuse box is bad

When did my Chevy Silverado battery go dead the third time?

The third time March 11 2011, the battery went dead the truck had to be pulled in to the dealer AGAIN and I had to pay 175.00 for the tow and the battery. The dealer claimed the battery was not covered under the warranty.

How often does a Chevy Silverado battery go dead?

Dead battery 5 times per year since new. Dealer cannot fix. Nobody can help. Do not buy a Chevy Silverado, burns oil. All this started at about 10,000 miles. I have had this problem with my 2009 Silverado since I purchased it used with about 36000 miles on it. The battery won’t have enough power to start the truck.

How often does the GMC Sierra come out?

Their four generations have appeared every five to seven years: 1999 to 2007, 2007 to 2014, 2014 to 2019, and 2019 to the present. Here’s a look at some of the most common problems the GMC Sierra has had over the years.

Why does my Sierra battery drain so fast?

1. Battery is on it’s last leg and unable to hold a charge. 2. Charging system issue not properly charging the battery 3. Parasitic drain on battery when ignition is off. I still suspect it could be the battery itself even though you said you had it tested. You could pop another one in and see if it does the same thing (swap with another vehicle).

Their four generations have appeared every five to seven years: 1999 to 2007, 2007 to 2014, 2014 to 2019, and 2019 to the present. Here’s a look at some of the most common problems the GMC Sierra has had over the years.

What do I need to know about my GMC battery?

WHAT IF I’M NOT SURE IT’S MY BATTERY? Your GMC Certified Service experts can give you a no-charge battery test to determine if your battery needs replacing or if there is an issue with another charging component.

Where is the manual button on a GMC Sierra?

To adjust the front seatback, lift the manual lever located on the outboard side of the seat. Release the lever to lock the seatback where you want it. Lift the lever again without pushing on the seatback and the seatback will go to an upright position.

Why does my Chevy Silverado battery drain while driving?

If it is draining while your Silverado is off, it’s usually caused by something that is drawing current that shouldn’t be. If the battery is draining while you’re driving, that is probably going to be the alternator or battery. There are other situations as well.

What to do if your Chevy Cruze battery is draining?

If you didn’t see a battery light, and now the vehicle is dead when you go to start it, the first thing that you need to look at is the battery. You can take it up to the local parts store and have it tested.

What are the symptoms of a bad alternator in a GMC Sierra?

Here are the most common symptoms of a bad alternator in a GMC Sierra: The battery light is designed to tell you that there is not enough voltage to properly charge the battery, or that the battery itself is not holding the proper voltage. In rare occasions the service engine soon light may light up.

What can cause a car battery to drop?

The vehicle’s computers, clocks and the like will cause the battery state of charge to drop (For example; 30 days in a parking lot and the vehicle may not start because of a dead battery or a vehicle which is driven only a short distance once a week may end up with a discharged battery to the point where the vehicle may not start).

How long does a Chevy siverado battery drain?

From buying research to owner support, join 1.5 MILLION GM Truck Enthusiasts every month who use GM-Trucks.com as a daily part of their ownership experience. My 1994 Chevy Siverado has a slow parasidic drain. If I leave the battery connected it will drain in 3 to 4 days. The multifuntion switch is giving me problems too.

Why is my GMC Sierra battery draining while driving?

If it is draining while your Sierra is off, it’s usually caused by something that is drawing current that shouldn’t be. If the battery is draining while you’re driving, that is probably going to be the alternator or battery. There are other situations as well.

From buying research to owner support, join 1.5 MILLION GM Truck Enthusiasts every month who use GM-Trucks.com as a daily part of their ownership experience. My 1994 Chevy Siverado has a slow parasidic drain. If I leave the battery connected it will drain in 3 to 4 days. The multifuntion switch is giving me problems too.

How to change the battery on a GMC Sierra?

Install the battery cable (positive), remove the large alternator wire. Remove the the small positive wire that comes off the battery and goes to the fuse block. Remove it at the fuse block and put your meter inbetween the fuse block and that small wire from the battery.

Why is my GMC Sierra 1500 not starting?

If a new car battery has been installed, the battery may not have yet reached its full capacity. There is nothing to worry about. A new battery only develops its full capacity over time. The voltage of the battery on your GMC Sierra 1500 can be measured precisely with a multimeter.

Here are the most common symptoms of a bad alternator in a GMC Sierra: The battery light is designed to tell you that there is not enough voltage to properly charge the battery, or that the battery itself is not holding the proper voltage. In rare occasions the service engine soon light may light up.

Can a GMC Sierra 1500 be repaired for no cost?

Most state GMC refused the repairs, others state dealership where vehicle was purchased did repair for no cost even though the mileage was over 70,000. I feel that GMC should be held accountable for the defective part no matter what the mileage is, since they state in writing they know the part is defective, thanks m. G.

If a new car battery has been installed, the battery may not have yet reached its full capacity. There is nothing to worry about. A new battery only develops its full capacity over time. The voltage of the battery on your GMC Sierra 1500 can be measured precisely with a multimeter.

What happens to the 12 volt battery in a Chevy Silverado?

Our 2004 Chevrolet silverado 1500 doesn’t kill the 12 volt when the truck is shut off, which means if we forget about the radar detector, it will stay on until will either unplug it or the battery dies (hasn’t died yet). Was this answer helpful?

What kind of battery does a Chevy Denali have?

I drove around for about 30 min and put the charger back on and it was showing battery as 11 volts and 50%. Anyone have any issue like this? 2015 Sierra Denali 6.2L with 14,400 miles. Local Chevy dealer is to look at this pm, GMC dealer is 100 miles distant. My battery was dead this am for no apparent reason.

Our 2004 Chevrolet silverado 1500 doesn’t kill the 12 volt when the truck is shut off, which means if we forget about the radar detector, it will stay on until will either unplug it or the battery dies (hasn’t died yet). Was this answer helpful?

How can you tell if a Chevy truck battery is dead?

Category: Chevy are you 100 % sure both battery cables are clean and tight at the battery ? even removing both cables and sanding them down with sandpaper or a scotch pad then reconnecting both cables clean and tight it still is dead ? does the horn work ?