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Berlingo draining problem
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Hi I have a Citroen berlingo multispasce 1.4 petrol I have just had fitted a new battery alternater and starter motor the problem I have is if I leave the vehicle for about 4/5 days and don't use it when I go to start it it is dead but my ignition lights come on. Once I have jumped started the vehicle it runs a dream and will start day after day as long as it is used every day.  Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks. Gary
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Either the battery isn't getting enough charge into it or there is a continuous drain on it when the car is parked.
If you know that you're going to leave it for a few days you could take a battery lead off and see if it then starts OK after a few days. If electricity is being used then you'll see a spark when the battery lead is put back on - there will be a small spark when you do this anyway, but a bigger one would suggest that something is draining the power. If it does, then it's a matter of tracking down where the electricity is being consumed. Do you have interior lights that are staying on or CD player/accessory?
Make sure ignition is in off position when connecting/disconnecting battery.
You could go back to the person that fitted the parts and ask them to check out the charging rate of the alternator, or do it yourself with a meter - plenty of information sources on how to do that.
Good luck!
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Check if the alternator is warm to the touch when it has been stood for a few days, the diodes can become faulty and allow drain.
So where does this bit go then ?
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