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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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Push barking start leads to loud rapid clicking in 2017 Tacoma, other electric working fine, what's wrong?

Trying my push button start with my foot firmly pressuing down the break, I was surprised to hear a very loud, rapid clicking and no engine turning over. Gave it a few tries, let it rest, then tried ...
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Need Help Diagnosing and Fixing my Kawasaki Ninja

First time poster here. I have a 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250 - this is a bit of a story and I try and keep it short. A couple weeks ago my bike was having trouble - when I would rev the engine in low ...
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Drained battery; imminent explosion?

What would happens when if a car battery is drained of all its fluid and then hooked up to a 12v battery charger. It's a long story I did it to my car battery accidentally for about a minute. What ...
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2002 Honda CB250 wont turn over after new battery

I recently bought a Honda CB250, and did the 30 minute ride home fine. Then a couple of days later I took it out again and pulled over after about 10 minutes of riding and turned it off. After that I ...
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My 2010 Hyundai Elantra won't start without a jump

My car won't start without a jump. I’d jump it with cables, it will start with no problem, but as soon as I turn it off, I won't turn over.
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Car will not start after sitting for three months - if I get it started will I be ok?

I have a 2008 cheve impala that I left sitting (covered) for about three months. It got a new battery just four months ago. If I call AAA and get it started, will it be ill advised to drive the car ...
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Battery issues - Honda Accord 2009

I have a brand new battery and alternator my car runs fine. When I am idling in traffic the battery light flashes on and off and on. It eventually goes out when I pick up speed. I had Honda do ...
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Jump starting a car without battery terminals connected

Back around 1978, my wife and I bought an old Fiat 124 sedan. It was at the owner's house and the battery was dead. I disconnected the battery terminals and connected the jumper cables from our car ...
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Can a LiFePo4 battery 300 Amp start a Caterpillar 15ltr diesel engine

I have a Newel coach RV with a 15 ltr. Caterpillar diesel engine. Now with two AGM batteries 8DL 12V each 255A to start the engine. Would it be possible to use one LiFePo4 battery 300A to start this ...
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2006 Ford Focus always shows battery light after driving for 5 minutes

I have a 2006 Ford Focus. I got new battery and a new alternator two months ago. But it just started showing the battery light on dashboard few days back. The battery light shows always after about 5 ...
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Can my starter cause slow or no cranking

I have a 2008 Honda CRV recently the car has refused to start I called AAA and they came with a battery pack to jump the car but when I turn the key it barely turns over and does not start the lights ...
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Could a temporary short circuit on the battery do any harm?

today I've made a very stupid mistake when jumpstarting my friends car, which is a vw golf in diesel. His car started succesfully and I took off both cables from my battery, when I wanted to take off ...
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What is the name of this part to a 2005 Scion xb

What is the name of this part? It hooks on my battery:
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How do I know when a VARTA car battery is produced?

I have a hard time finding when my car battery was produced - can't find any defintive information. The battery is VARTA H3 Silver Dynamic 100Ah with the following embossed letters in the upper right ...
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Intermittent battery light on 2005 Accord

I have a 2005 Accord LX 2.4L w/ 101k miles and a few weeks ago, the battery light came on. The battery was changed last year. After checking everything, I concluded that it was a bad alternator, so I ...
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Two problems, not sure if they're related. 2008 Hyundai Sonata RPM issue and starting problem

I have a 2008 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 4-speed automatic with 175k miles that's been taken care of it's whole life. Just yesterday as I was accelerating it got to about 23-2500 RPMs and it slightly jerked ...
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Battery light on

The battery indicator on the dashboard of my Mazda Tribute (2005) suddenly came on while I was driving, and it has remained on throughout four hours of steady driving. What does this mean? I'm a bit ...
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Battery dead. Shorted terminals with water. Then it starts, how?

This one has bugged me for a while because I couldn't have an auto mechanic answer exactly why this worked. I had a 1995 Toyota Camry LE where the battery was seemingly dead. Didn't matter how many ...
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Welding on the battery tray

I need some help with welding the grub screws on my car. I want to welding the grub screws on the battery tray to hold the battery to stop the battery tray to being move about on the road surface. ...
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Battery corrosion cleaned off with baking soda but car won't start now. Does the terminal need replacing?

I've got a 2014 Honda Accord V6. The positive batter terminal has been corroded for several months now. I first noticed it in January but never got around to removing the corrosion until today. I ...
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Is it possible to charge a 12V car battery externally with another car battery?

I have a 1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata with a dead battery in the trunk/boot. The car is currently parked between two other cars facing forward, so I cannot reach the battery terminals with my jumper cables. ...
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Can a new AC kill the alternator and the battery?

11 days after Sierra Shell mechanics repaired my trucks AC system, truck displays warning symbols on dash and suddenly loses all power. My neighbor looked at battery and adds water to 2 dried cells. ...
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Car chugs along after jump start but no lights work

Today I was leaving work and my car didn't start so I had it jumped by a coworker. I was driving on and noticed that my gauges weren't working and my lights weren't turning on. It also chugs along and ...
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Dead battery or Car not starting? This hack may work - Why?

I was lately facing issue starting my car without giving it a boost. I happened to came across this hack of pressing accelerator paddle 25% to 50% and starting the car. It usually works in 1-3 try. I ...
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Car starting hack works - but is it an issue with car battery, starter or alternator?

I recently noticed that my car had the issue starting without giving it a boost. It has original battery and has 155k on it. Over the course of 2 weeks I realized below two things which helps car ...
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Why my battery won't charge

I have a 2004 escape and it has new battery and new alternator and tried a new ignition cluster. And can't get my battery to charge. I notice that before it gets so low that the car starts stalling ...
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Zero Motorcycle - Remove Battery for winter?

I consider buying myself an electric Motorcycle. I really like the model Zero S and also the DS version. My Question now is, since I read that cold temperature isnt that good for the Battery over a ...
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2002 Taurus slow- charging the battery

I took my dead car battery to Bulldog Battery. They are charging my battery slowly over 2 days. I did not know that it took that long to charge a battery. Any insights as to why so long to charge my ...
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Questionable Mechanic HELP

Having a lot of issues with a mechanic, to many issues to write about. He told me today after I asked to see the diagnostic report that I paid for that they could not run a full diagnostic on my car ...
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Help identifying this: fuse or switch?

I just got an '86 Honey RV that's got a 454 in it and am trying to decipher all of the wiring. There's a lot of junk in the front of the RV, some of which needs to be replaced and some of which can ...
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Is there any system that prevent flatting of battery?

If I forget to turn off all lights, I can not go to work the next day because of battery de-charing. I was wondering if there is any mechanism to prevent this by turning off electronics in a car when ...
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What can reduce a car battery life?

In my car the battery life seems to be 2 to 3 years but when i look it up im told it should be and average of 4 years. What factors can reduce the life of a car battery? some thoughts Weather ...
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VW Polo GTI 2014 random power cutout

My Polo will randomly, every once and then (once every month), temporarily act as if its battery was dead. It will then randomly come back as if nothing was wrong. I don't know what triggers it but is ...
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2009 Suzuki LS650 Battery Problem/Question

I bought a new battery that had the same amp and voltage as my current battery that I was going to replace. I double checked via the website, and they confirmed it would fit my motorcycle. (Moto ...
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Charging a motorcycle battery with no exposed leads

I am trying to charge this battery with this charger: However The connectors are as such: The battery is 6V, 4Ah The charger operates at 6v, 1A Without an obvious way to connect these im a bit ...
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Best Car Battery for Longevity in Extreme Heat

I just had to replace my car battery after only 1 year of service. The last battery I had before that died in about 18 months. My car batteries die in the extreme heat during the summer when the ...
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Do i need a separate powerswitch for amplifier besides remote

I have a Ford Fiesta 2010 model. Its fitted with JBL GT5-A402 amplifier with 240 watt. It is connected to a Pioneer head unit. Rem wire is working fine. Amplifier is powered directly by the battery ...
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Why is my car equipped with a battery shutdown timer?

I currently live in Japan where I bought a 1997 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. Since I don't completely speak Japanese, I wasn't able to ask anybody correctly about one thing that the previous owner had ...
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Engine dies and positive wire starts bubbling after splashed with water

I had made a turn and as I turned a big puddle of water covered my front window / hood. As I completed my turn my truck died so I figured it was something basic. I popped the hood and tried starting ...
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My motorcycle wont start unless jumped.

I have a 2009 Hyosung 250 and I've had this problem for as long as I've had the bike and through numerous batteries. I just purchased a new battery a few days ago and it checks out good puts out 12V. ...
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Erratic Battery Voltage Reading on Dash - Tests Fine with Multimeter

I have a 1996 Chevy G10/Express 1500 van with a 5.0. When the headlights and other accessories are on, the battery voltage gauge on the dash drops to level that I would consider low (around -2.5 bars)....
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When to replace a battery jump-starter?

I have a battery jump-starter for many years (more than 5). I wonder if I should replace it now. How can I tell if it needs to be replaced?
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New battery gone completely dead

The Duralast battery in my 1995 F-350 appears to be completely dead. It is only 3 months old. I got it in February at AutoZone. It was fine until I inadvertently left the ignition switch on for ...
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What battery specifications should I look at when choosing a portable jump starter?

I have a portable jump starter; but it won't start my car if it's dead. From my preliminary research, I need to focus on picking a jump starter that provides enough Cranking Amps/Cold Cranking Amps (...
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Battery stops getting charged after 15-20 minutes of driving

I've got a 1998 Mitsubishi L200 pickup that has a charging problem. When I start the engine the indicator shows that battery is charging but after driving for 15 or 20 minutes it stops charging. I've ...
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If you overfill the battery, will this cause more gasses to escape?

Is it possible to overfill the battery with too much water?
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1992 Nissan 2.0 (SR20DE), ABS and battery light came on while cruising

Today I was driving on the highway and all of the sudden, the enige surged a little and the ABS and battery light came on. I've stopped the engine and started it again, the engine starts easily. I ...
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Mixing marine & starting batteries with a switch

I have a truck equipped with some emergency equipment that I'd like to be able to use without running the engine the entire time, and without draining the main starting batteries. There is a 1/2/both/...
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Building E-Bike Help

I am building an e-bike using an electric skill-saw, a car alternator, and a 20Ah battery. I have a few questions because I am new to this stuff. Should I have the motor in between the wheel and the ...
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How much accurate car cigarette lighter port is?

My car's generator is putting out 13.5 voltages when on full load (blower, ac, lights etc) but when i check the voltage on car's cigarette lighter port it it drops to even 11.6 when blower is on, when ...