My draining battery saga continues, but today I found out that the battery I was told was good was bad after all. So I bought a new gel battery which should be able to hold a charge. But I still have a drain on the gel battery (my engine starting battery)......
When I hooked up my new gel battery's neg. post I heard a click and traced it to the vacuum step solenoid. Thinking I may have found my mystery drain I tested the neg. post using a voltmeter (connected in-line between the battery and the neg. battery cable) and found it still pulls 12.7 volts from the neg. side. There is a drain REGARDLESS of whether the solenoid is connected or not.
So I have two questions:
Should the solenoid require juice even when the ignition is turned off? Hence, my click.
How can I easily disconnect the ignition switch to see if my drain is related to the ignition system/ vacuum switch?
I am on the hunt and will not give up until the battery drain is found....