Why won't my battery stay charged

Asked by Jun 16, 2018 at 10:44 PM about the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a Chevy Equinox  2012 and my battery light keep
coming on so I got my battery charged and it read good, so
I  put it back in the car and my battery went dead again, so
thought that it was my alternator, so I got a new alternator I
put a new alternator in and it did it again my battery went
dead. I don't know what to do someone please help. What
do I  do know

5 Answers


Replace the battery.

I replace the battery and then my new battery did the same thing and then I thought that it was my alternator, so I got a new alternator and the battery went dead again. I checked the corrosion didn't see any on the wires. I don't know what to do.


Ok,It sounds like you have a parasitic draw,

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I looked up what you said that it could be and I well go and get a multimeter to test the battery and alternator thank you very much


Suggest you get a meter and measure the voltage on the battery in the car with the engine off and then running. Should be 12. 5 off and 14.1 running. Readings are approximate, but you should see around 2 volts difference between off and running. Less than 12 volts off, indicates a defective battery, especially if you reading 10 or 11 volts.

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