2003 Buick LeSabre – battery going dead

Dear Doctor: I own a 2003 Buick LeSabre that I purchased new. It has had an ongoing problem with the battery going dead after a few days if I let it sit and don’t start it. I have replaced the battery and some electrical parts over the years. My son has to come over and use a jumper to start the car for me. What do you suggest? Florence
Dear Florence: The first step is to find a qualified technician. Call your local AAA office, even if you are not a AAA member, and ask for a AAA-Approved repair shop in your area. There is battery voltage drain when the key is shut off. Over the years I have seen hood, truck and glove box lights, power seat and door lock issues. Under the hood, a faulty alternator can draw current when the engine is off and still recharge the battery when the engine is running. These problems are not too hard to find. The technician should also check on the Identifix and Alldata web sites to view information.

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