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Battery?

When I leave my RAV4 about one too two days in the garage. When I turn the switch, the battery is kind of dead, It goes, Waaa,Waaa. Sometime I even have to push start it. When it starts, voltage is a 14.0+ and I've checked the battery and the machine says its fine, any suggestions?
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Turn your lights off when you park?

I'd try disconnecting the battery when you park, then reconnecting a couple of days later.

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Anyone else can help?
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Either battery on its way out, poor connection to the starter or solenoid, or something draining it.
Do you have am alarm with a battery back up?
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When you say that you have checked the battery, does that mean that it has been load tested? I believe that you have Autozone in PR and they will test your battery at no cost. Other suppliers may do so as well.

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First of all, thanks guys. I'll do as advised.

BTW, looks like someone is trying to keep me out of this forum because. I'm not getting email notification. OK, our RAV4 are getting old.
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How old is your battery?

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If the battery passes the "toaster test" (resistance based load test) then I would look for dodgy battery lead terminals leading up to starter, or suspect a bad starter motor/solenoid contact.

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Measure the battery current draw when the car has been off for a while. This can be done without breaking the circuit. If you break the circuit, that will mess up the clock and radio. One more reason to maintain the voltage during the test is there may be some load that draws power for a while after it goes on, but then drops down. Keeping the current flowing will give a better indication of what the car draws overnight.

Hold one meter test lead to the chassis, and one to the negative center post of the battery. Then lift the battery connector up while maintaining contact with the center post. Note the current. Put the terminal back and tighten.

Normal draw might be 100 milliamps. If you see 500 milliamps, you will know that some accessory is drawing excessive current in the car-off state. Move that load to a switched wire.

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How old is your battery?
it's an Interstate, about two years old.
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