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For starting an engine, the battery should have a minimum voltage of 9V and above. if that is not available, then starter will be able to crank the engine, albeit weakly but would not be able to start the car. Low battery voltage can happen due to a defective battery or because of quiescent current consumption that drains the battery. Generally Battery is ...


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The part of starting a car that takes the most energy is overcoming the compression inside the cylinders. When the engine is running, the fuel/air mix in each cylinder is compressed by the firing stroke of another cylinder, but when starting, the starter motor has to do it all. If you think that the engine was turning over, but it was not starting, it is ...


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Here's some quick art work to help you figure things out: The red circled area is where the negative terminal is at. Specifically the green arrow is pointing at it. You should be able to loosen the nut at the red arrow to gain access to the post to get the clamp off of it. As for what you can touch and what you cannot, this really isn't a problem, as ...


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When a starter is energized and cranking the engine, it will pull more power than any other electrically operated part on the vehicle. You say you think the car was cranking over ... I'd submit that maybe what you thought you heard was not what was actually happening.


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If the vehicle is at rest, the voltage will be at peak when the vehicle is turned off. It will never get higher than that without being charged. My point is, the way you have this worded, the device you are trying to turn on will never turn on because it will never reach the given voltage. Either that, or it will turn on when you shut the car off because it ...


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There are 3 Possible Reasons as to why your car is not starting. First and foremost, Check if the ignition coil is working.If not then replace it. If you are sure that your battery is charged and ignition system is working then check if you have blown any of the fuses in the electrical system. A blown fuse will cause your lights , horns not to work. Check ...


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It sounds like you have a relatively high (high for a sitting vehicle) drain on the batter. One which, if the vehicle was driven every day, would not affect it, but since it is not being driven that often is enough to kill the battery. The easiest thing to do is to put a battery tender on it such as this one from Beltran. There are many different brands out ...


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The easiest way to jump a Prius is from the front junction box as shown above (and detailed in your manual). Instead of a 20' jumper cable, which would be quite heavy, I would suggest buying or borrowing a battery-based jump starter device such as this. The last time I called a towing service to jump my Prius, the brought a battery-based device, which made ...


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Almost any amount of load you put on the battery is going to drop the voltage. How much depends on the capacity of the battery as well as the health. It would appear that 12.32V would put the battery into the 60% charge according to most of the State of Charge charts. State of charge charts are referring to open circuit voltage (without any load on the ...


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It very well could be the battery has what is called a surface charge. The battery will have enough power to start the vehicle, but if too much of a load is put onto it, the voltage will drop and not be enough to run the vehicle with or with out a good alternator. The battery will basically be sucking the alternator dry. When this happens, the wipers will ...


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The problem is resolved. I ended up taking it to the dealership, where apparently the fix was to "redo all of the fuses in the engine compartment". I doubt the problem was that I had a fuse in the wrong spot, seeing as I didn't touch the fuses when I changed the battery, and I know for a fact the blower worked the day before changing the battery. ...


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In a word: Battery You can check all of the things which maplemale suggests and that's not a bad idea. From your description, though, it points right to the battery being the issue. From your description of how the "lights were bright and no warning lights", this points directly to the battery to me. Pull the thing and take it down to AutoZone, Advance ...


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Let's start with the most likely culprit which is the battery. The other components you mentioned could be an issue, but it's less likely given what you've told me. There are several things you should do: Check the age of your battery. There should be little stickers on the top or side, usually round with numbers in them. One set of numbers will be the ...



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