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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 Draw while car is off at 3.24

I have a 2007 Saab 95 wagon... For about 6 months at random about once a month my car has been dead. After calling AAA and they told me there is a draw from the battery at apx 3.24 which is should be ...
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Can a Battery Conductance Test tell the difference between damaged plates and sulfation?

I'm just going to lay out my assumptions, or what I think I know, so that there's a better context for the question. I understand that there are basically four main situations in which a standard ...
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Mazda Bongo Friendee 2002 charging system or alternator not working after incorrectly jump-starting it

I incorrectly jump-started a 2002 Mazda Bongo Friendee by interchanging the negative and positive terminals and I blew the main fuse, replaced it but now the alternator or the charging system is not ...
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Malfunction indicator light after a charge to low battery

My battery often needs a quick charge – 3 min or so – in the morning, then the car starts all day. Today, the light went on after the quick charge and would not go off after 2 blocks so I returned ...
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Negative surface charge?

At about 20°C, there has been a situation that the OEM battery in my '08 Jetta was not capable of starting the car at all (virtually no movement of the starter at all), after being used for at ...
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Honda Civic - new battery, won't turn over, shooting vapor

2009 Honda Civic with 142,000 mi, recent oil change, new battery, won't turn over: Began when it wouldn't start one day; checked the battery windows and plates were bone-dry, so bought a new battery ...
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Alternator: amperage when charging a car battery (and time to charge)?

What is the amperage of a typical car alternator when charging the car battery, and how long would the alternator take to charge it (let's take a 60Ah battery as an example)? I have seen multiple ...
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How do I set the upper cutoff voltage for a car alternator charging the car battery?

With sustainability in mind, and trying to do something new, I am looking forward to charge my car battery using Solar Power, without making much changes to my car's electrical system. Basically I ...
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Is 15 Volts too high of a voltage to run on automotive electrical systems?

Is 15 Volts too high of a voltage to run on automotive electrical systems? And if so, would filtering the current thru an old style voltage regulator work to lower it to an acceptable voltage ???
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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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Pontiac Grand Prix won't start, horn would honk, electrical system goes crazy

Some facts: My dad has an aftermarket Remote Keyless Entry Not aware of any aftermarket theft system, does not use keyless start He's used 410 watt power inverters through the cigarette lighter but ...
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Hyundai Accent 2013 Battery/Alternator Issues

I have a 2013 Hyundai Accent Hatchback. I have had a recurring issue with either my battery or alternator. Here is the history of the problem: About a year and a half ago, the battery died while ...
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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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Dashboard lights dim when I step on accelerator

[Car: 2001 Kia Sephia, ~107,000 Miles] I just got a new alternator put in my car, plus had a lot of other work done. Now I notice my lights are dimming on the dashboard when I step on accelerator and ...
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2011 Chevy Impala was inactive with dead battery for 3 months! I have tons of problems now! Help!

In late December 2017, I discovered my 2011 Impala wouldn’t start. My boyfriend and I jumped it with our other vehicle and it worked. We disconnected the cables and left it running for a while. We ...
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Car will not start while trying to jump start, just clicks

I have a 2012 Jeep Liberty with about 100,000 miles on it. When I went out to it this morning to turn it on all the lights turned on for a second then went off. After that nothing electrical in the ...
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2004 Mustang 40th edition won't start sometimes

I just replaced the battery for Mustang 2004 and after a month I started having problem. When I start the car it won't start and there is no noise and no light on. But after I I take the battery ...
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Starting a Nissan Sentra

I have a 2006 Nissan Sentra. My lights and radio are coming on when I turn the key but the car will not start, it doesn't make a sound. I had a full service in February 2016 & I am 5,000 mi ...
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battery light will not go out

I drive a 1983 Volvo 245 diesel. The alternator and battery are both less than 4 years old. A year ago, the battery light would not go out after starting. The alt is charging fine. A diode check was ...
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Is battery bus voltage available via OBD2 scanners for 98 Avalon?

In order to supplement the inadequate-by-design alternator BIT circuits in my 98 Avalon (alternator failures have stranded us; no instrument panel warnings of charging failure), I'd like to either ...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee - What is Involved With Replacing the Negative Battery Cable?

We have replaced the alternator and battery but still have problem with starting. It takes a jump and starts every time but after you park and come back, it won't start again. I has been to the shop ...
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'02 Hyundai Accent keeps blowing the ignition fusible link

My 02 Hyundai accent keeps blowing the ignition fusible link. What could cause this? We just recently replaced the alternator and battery and it was fine when I parked it, then for some reason the car ...
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Why has my battery gauge on my '94 Ford Thunderbird stopped working?

Today the battery gauge stopped working and the needle rests just before the 0. The car itself cranks, starts, and sounds like it always has. However, there used to be this intermittent buzzing noise ...
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Truck won't start unless I jump it (and I've replaced the battery)

I drove my 2009 f150 platinum to work one morning with no issues. As I was trying to start it to go home, the engine did nothing. All the lights and so forth worked just fine, but I didn't even hear ...
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2002 Toyota Sequoia not starting

I recently bought a 2002 Toyota Sequoia with 130,000 miles, it ran perfectly for about a week, but one of the handles had broken off inside the cabin. I searched up videos on how to replace the handle,...
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Battery terminals, how hard is it OK to "force" terminal on there?

I'm adding an aftermarket terminal to my battery so I can connect some other stuff while keeping the OEM connectors intact. First, here's a picture the aftermarket terminal: And then, here's a ...
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2019 Jeep Cherokee won't start

My car is a 2019 Jeep Cherokee on Friday my car wouldn't start. On my dashboard it said low battery voltage. I have had the battery a year and a half. I had someone jump it off and it started up. I ...
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How can I diagnose the cause of a flat battery?

Two days ago I could not start my car. The battery seemed flat. I seldom use my car and when I use it I only drive short distances. I carried the battery home and charged it with a smart charger. ...
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Have faulty mobility equip that drains battery overnight. Can't get it fixed for next two weeks

I live in a condo with no electrical outlet access in garage where car is parked, so trickle charge or plug-in starter/charger not an option. The faulty equipment that can't be fixed till after ...
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Jeep Cherokee Electrical

I have a 1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4. When im driving all my electrical stuff turns off but turn on right away but the engine keeps running. This only happens when im driving through rough terrain, ...
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Powering a large electrical load with an alternator and high idle system

I have to install an inverter in a work truck that will power work lights, some power tools, and other equipment too be used while the truck is parked. I've calculated the load to be at max 750 watts, ...
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2002 Civic not starting when cold in GA tmeps 40's

So, I am having the same problem but in GA, USA. My car will not start when it's cold and I'm not talking negative's. This just started a couple of weeks ago when the temps dropped below 40 degree F ...
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Car won’t start without a jump, and then shuts off when I touch the brake

2010 Sukuki won’t start unless I jump it, and when I put my foot on the brake it shuts off and will not start again. Turn signals and lights come on and the door buzzer buzzes.
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Hybrid battery not charging fully

I have Toyota Estima 2.4 petrol/electric hybrid 2010 (UK 60 reg) that I bought about 4 months ago. So far I had no problems with anything until a couple of days ago the HV battery stopped charging ...
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer V8 4.6 2W Drive

While driving on freeway going 75 MPH using cruise control, my engine stops running. I still have lights and power but no power steering or power brakes because engine was off. I put it in neutral and ...
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2006 Chevy Impala dying while driving

I have a 2006 Chevy Impala LS (flex fuel) while I'm driving the dashboard sends off a warning of "reduced engine power" as my car loses power and I lose the ability to use my gas pedal. Meaning that ...
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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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Date code on Exide Edge FP-AGM78 Flat Plate AGM Sealed Automotive Battery

I have 2 of these batteries, purchased 3/17 and 6/17 in the US from a third party seller on Amazon. The stickers on the side show the re-charge dates of 3/17 and 6/17 respectively. I am trying to ...
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battery coding Audi A4 2.0 TDI (B8, 2008)

I bought a new battery for my car (exide ea1000) and I installed it. the battery works, but I heard it needs coding. knowing that German cars are fairly sensible to this kind of things, it makes a lot ...
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Alternator charging light on, turned itself off after about 15 minutes of driving

I just picked up a 98 Explorer XLT that had been sitting unused for about six months. I had to drive it from the SF bay area to Orange county, which is about a 400 mile drive. When I first started the ...
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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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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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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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charge SLA battery while using it

I will add a small auxilary battery (lead acid 12V 2.4Ah) on my car for me head unit to be able to crank the engine and not turning off the system. Now, if I crank the engine while the unit is on, it ...
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second battery for entertainment system

I have installed an Android entertainment system in my car. The problem is that it gets activation signal through ACC line and it turns off while cranking the engine. I will use the ignition line to ...
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2017 Accord Sport

Having issues with battery dying all the time. Had to get a boost 5 times in last 8 days. Dealership is brushing it off and saying battery is fine. They tell me to start it before bed for a bit as it ...
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Car won't start.

I have a 2009 pontiac g6 gt and my car will not start and I am trying to figure out why. Over the past few years I have replaced both the alternator and battery twice, and they both keep failing at ...
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2005 Chevy Suburban 2wd 1500 Battery Drain tied to RTD 30 Amp Fuse for Air Ride Suspension

I recently purchased replacement rear air shocks for my 2005 Suburban along with a Dorman Air Shock Compressor. Prior to replacing the shocks I had replaced the compressor a year ago. A month ago my ...
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No power to my motorcycle

I have a Yamaha YZF600 which was running well. I began to have issues starting and had to jump it a few times, so I replaced the battery. After a couple of weeks I finally got the battery and charged ...
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