Recently, my family purchased a new(er) vehicle and we’re trying to sell our old 2003 Chevy Trailblazer. It had some minor transmission work done to it about 4 months ago, right around the time we bought our new vehicle. I’ve started it up and drove it about twice since then so it doesn’t sit too long (I honestly let it sit about 2 months between last drive and now).
However, we finally had a buyer, but when I went out, I got NOTHING. The key even got stuck in the ignition, because it requires even the slightest bit of electricity to release the key lock.
I took the battery down to the auto parts store to get it looked at and they confirmed it was dead, but that the cells were fine. They recharged it for me. I took it home, hooked it up, had power just fine. Drove it around, tested A/C, etc, key came out, everything hunky-dory.
Person showed up the next day to look at it. Dead. Dead-dead. Key stuck in lock again, dead.
I’m trying to think of what changed in the last two months, and what could have drained a recharged battery in 24 hours. I appreciate any assistance, as I will have to have the car towed to a mechanic to get fixed, which will probably end up being half of what we wanted for the car anyhow!