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Questions tagged [battery]

A rechargeable device most often made of lead plates covered in an electrolyte and protected by a plastic shell which supplies consistent electrical energy to a motor vehicle. Often referred to as an SLI battery (starting, lighting, ignition). Powers starter motor, lights, and ignition systems of a motor vehicle.

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Battery only charged with higher than 14.7v

My battery is 12V 8AH. 2 weeks ago tomorrow of good start engine I tried to start engine but my motorcycle was scrambling to start and I found that my battery may be damaged. Maybe it is useful to ...
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Assessing battery condition on an EV

I'm considering the purchase of a used EV (electric vehicle, with no backup internal combustion engine). From what I understand, the battery condition of an EV, and therefore its maximum range ...
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My Chrysler 300C drove through high water now won't start

I drove through a puddle of water. No problems I went home shut it off. Waited a couple hours tried to drive again. Started for a few seconds and shut off did that three times now it won't turn over ...
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Seltzer Water or Carbonated Water in my 6v. Golf Cart Batteries

I was told that I Could use Seltzer Water or Carbonated Water in my 6v. Golf Cart Batteries, is that true?
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Scooter doesn't start and makes ticking noise

My Piaggio Xevo 400 scooter does not start, and makes this ticking sound. It this perhaps a starting motor or an immobilizer problem? I have charged the battery. Video
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Car starts when jumped but will not start again after turning off

2006 VW GTI 220k mi. 1yo battery. Starts and runs fine after jumping, but once I turn the car off it will not start again. No lights come on the dashboard, wont even click on attempt to start. Is ...
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I have problems with low beam and cruise control on my Holden Commodore VY

Headlights were working fine. Low beam is now too dim to see with ( Both sides) High beam still works well. Cruise Control was working well, but now works on and off, sometimes for a while, next time ...
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1998 Ford Expedition: Symptoms of dead battery while jumping

I'm attempting to get my 1998 Ford Expedition 5.4L V8 to start after sitting for a few months. Initially, the battery was dead, so I put it on my charger for a while. After the battery was charged I ...
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How is the battery on my riding mower charged?

I just started my riding mower for the season and in doing the basics (oil change, spark plug, air filter cleaning, take the trickle charger leads off) I was looking at the mower and realized I didn't ...
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When to charge a car battery

When is a good time to charge a car battery after getting a new car? This is to avoid a dead car battery.
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2008 Acura TL sometimes doesn't start on first try

I have a 2008 Acura TL and have been having issues starting my car. Recently when I turn the key in the ignition, the car electronics will go out like it lost power. I've learned that opening and ...
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Battery light still on after alternator change?

I hope I'm allowed to post this here... If not please disregard and know that I'm sorry. My 2004 Mercury Monterey broke down last night (all electronics shut off and it came to a sputtering halt) due ...
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2012 Honda Civic Anti Theft

The battery on my 2012 Honda Civic died as I was away for 2 months. We charged the battery and its starting fine but the anti theft device won't stop making the car honk and lights flash. When I ...
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Battery showing 15 to 16 volt [closed]

Turning on ignition just get click as though loose battery connection, battery showing (high ) 15 to 16 volts but still won't turn over had to get push. Anyone got any ideas on this one.
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My battery is saying fully charged but will still take charge does that mean my battery is going bad

Have tested battery an it reads fully charged but when I put a battery charger on it it still takes a charge . What could be wrong
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Do I need to change car-battery or retry jumping?

I didn't drive my car for months. Jump-started it once for a minor drive, but then didn't drive it again for a few weeks. All of this happened during cold winter. Now I jumped it again, with the ...
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Car set for four days got to start it wouldn't start jumped it off drove it gauge read 14.5v got ready to go to work car wouldn't start

2014 Chevy Malibu set up for four days wouldn't start jumped off drove for an hour gauge read 14.5v got up next morning to go to work wouldn't start
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Are high-end batteries (such as GS-Yuasa) worth their price compared to knock-offs?

I am looking for a new battery for my motorcycle (Yamaha 600 TT RE) To be precise, I am looking for a YT9B-4 battery. I have been checking prices, and found out that the brand recommended by Yamaha ...
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Genesis 2016 battery Problem

Six months ago my car wouldn’t startup in the morning. I replaced the battery by buying a new one from the dealer. Now, the same problem is shown again and dealer replaced the battery for me again. ...
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Problem coming?

2007 Nissan Maxima. Ran some errands. Shut car off 3 different times. Started back up each time..no issues. Get home. Shut car off. Hit button to unlock door...didnt work. Turn key over...nothing! ...
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Car won't start, only 3 years old

My '16 Dart SXT for the past month won't start without needing a jump if it sits for a day without being used. Starter is fine, thought it was the battery so bought a new one and less then a week ...
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Why drill a hole in the base of a 12V battery?

I attempted to do some regular battery maintenance on a recently acquired vehicle. The cells were all low on fluid so I added some distilled water to each cell. However, one of the cells was obviously ...
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Alternator amperage to charge 3 batteries

I have a 2009 accord sedan, with a sound system installed. How many amps should my alternator be to charge my 3 batteries? My OEM alternator currently puts out 130.
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How do I know if my car battery needs replaced or just fully charged?

I've had my Mazda 3 2013 since 2016. This winter in Massachusetts it's died on an almost daily basis in the morning, and sometimes at night if it's particularly cold out. I mostly drive to school, ...
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Determining Japanese AC Delco manufacturing date

I understand from Interpreting AC Delco's manufacturing date for car batteries and other posts that the manufacturing date for AC Delco batteries is encoded in text on the top sticker starting ...
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What is this fuse socket in my 1988 Toyota Corolla?

What is this it's attached to my positive terminal and had both of these in it which one goes where and am I missing any?
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Dead battery, reversed polarity on jump, won't turn over with correct polarity

Total #rookiemove on my part - it was late, dark, I'd shovelled snow for an hour then decided to try and jump my car that had been sitting in the garage for at least a couple months without being ...
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Risks Of Using Car Battery With Less Battery Acid

If I have a new battery, however some of the acid has spilled out of it, what are the possible effects of using that battery? The spill happened from the battery falling on it's side. There was no ...
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Not able to start my car

I have a Camry that has been maintained regularly. The car battery is about 4 year old. 1) For the past 2 weeks, when I was to do a cold-start, it gives some cranking sound and engine shuts down in ...
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How to tighten battery clamp?

The ground (black) terminal clamp on the battery in my 2007 Mazda-6 has become loose to the point that sometimes the start motor will drain the whole electrical system before it engages. At that ...
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12v starter battery True amps available why volts come back so fast by running engine 5 mintues?

The OEM start battery on my new van is 70AH, 120RC. I have a 12v freezer that consumes about 3amps @ 12v. It takes the freezer about 6 hours to freeze a gallon of water. My battery is not a deep ...
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Honda Civic hybrid won’t start with new battery

I have a 2007 Honda Civic hybrid that I just got a new battery put in. After the battery was placed in my car I was able to drive home. The next day when I went to start my car everything went black ...
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What happens when an electric vehicle's battery die?

Common lithium ion batteries seem to have a life span of couple years. Does the same apply to EVs? If so, wouldn't it be costly to replace them (as they tend to be the most expensive part of the ...
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2010 ford taurus starting problems

I have a 2010 Ford Taurus. It will not crank. When turned to the start position I hear the click but it does nothing. I just replaced the battery 2 weeks ago. All lights, radio, and AC work, but car ...
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Depleted Honda Fit battery — how long to recharge, how to re-enable radio?

I left the interior map lights (driver & passenger side lights) on for about 30 hours, depleting the batter in my Honda Fit. I could barely see the lights on. Fortunately, at least one towing ...
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Car starts after disconnect and connecting battery

I have a 1989: Honda prelude SI 4ws and from time to time it starts up perfect without messing with the battery but sometimes I have to disconnect the battery and connect it again to start the car why ...
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Batteries for electric vehicles commonly available much like gasoline [closed]

I mostly want to focus on the practical / mechanical perspective of this question. I have thought already many times on buying a small electric motorcycle for daily commute etc but i wouldn't min to ...
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What are the cons of this car battery charger?

I wanted a car battery charger(to replace jump starting with another car) and have been looking at some online but dont really know how they works, about charging times etc e.g. https://www.argos.co....
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Nissan Note 2012 battery drain

I have had problems with my 2012 Nissan Note (the boxy model). The battery would be flat after a couple of days, even when driving occasionally. After leaving the car parked and locked for 20min, ...
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car battery date codes on my AC Delco battery [duplicate]

can anyone tell me I have a GM ac delco side post battery with a P041R on it as I just got this battery according to code its 04/11 is this right?
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Dead battery or?

Jump started dead battery, took car out for test drive and to charge up battery, lost power without any warnings while driving, no lights came on just total power loss. Had to jump start car again ...
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Quick fix? Or major problem? Please help

Help, 02 honda civic lx coupe cranks but will not start. I bought the car less then 3 months ago put used rebuild trans in it seemd fine then what seemed to be running hot but with no warning signs so ...
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2007 dodge magnum issues

The battery light in the car came on, the headlights became very dim, almost as if they were going out. The speedometer would drop down to zero. Most of the dials were going up and down. When I would ...
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How fast does a car battery drain when below zero?

Due to the polar vortex in MN, USA I'm having trouble starting my Silverado that I purchased last year, and tried putting the plug in heater on for a few hours which didn't work, and now I'm charging ...
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Mercedes is in park, key won’t turn, lights won’t turn on, horn won’t honk, radio won’t turn on

I left my Mercedes Benz in a parking lot this past weekend since I was going out of town. It was left in park, the radio was off, and the lights were off. When I got back, I put the key in and it ...
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Problem with starting a car

I had a problem 7 days ago: I could not start my car. Temperature on that day was -17 (-27°C ). I heard just 1 click and that's it. One day later it was 32F (0°C) and I could start the car. I could ...
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Is there a way to reliably test voltage of a 12V battery when it's not disconnected (i.e., partly loaded)?

I'm having an issue where a fully charged battery doesn't necessarily report the proper voltage when checked from the socket within the car, because in order to have the socket activated, the car has ...
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Mitsubishi 2003 Outlander won't start after reconnecting battery

I need help with my 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander. I disconnected, cleaned, and reconnected both terminals. But when I reconnected them and started the engine, the car didn't start and the signal lights ...
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Battery 15 volts plus

My car battery is running a 15.5 volts all the time yet at times has a slight struggle to start. It's been really cold lately in the teens and colder. Is my battery bad? Car was put in service in June ...
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Battery Drains in a few days of just sitting!

On Step #4, (Disconnecting the ground cable & connecting a Amp meter between the battery post & the ground cable, is this test done with the Engine Running OR OFF? Thanks in advance for any ...