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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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Can an 18V-5W Solar Panel Provide an Equalizing Charge for a Battery?

I recently finished a project in which I installed an additional cigarette lighter port on my car that was always on (the existing one was only on when engine was running), and connected a small solar ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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how much electrolyte is usually used on a regular 100 amp lead acid battery

I want to replace my 100 amp hour lead acid battery electrolyte, but i'm not sure the amount required. I want to make it right the first time. So if someone could please tell me how much apprx ...
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2000 Jeep Cherokee 2WD battery light comes on

I recently purchased a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, and I live in Syracuse NY, where the winters are pretty cold. When I start it in the morning when it's cold out, the serpentine belt and tensioner need to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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2006 Toyota Solara Not Starting on First Turn

I'm new here so I apologize ahead of time if I leave anything out or post improperly. I have a 2006 Toyota Solara SLE V6 3.3L- I've been having issues starting it on the first go- whether the engine ...
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Can a faulty Car self starter damage the battery?

My almost 3 months old battery has gone bad and is giving voltage around 10V. Service centre tells me that my City's Self starter is the culprit as its putting too much load on the battery and is ...
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Battery dead. Why won't my car start when jumped?

I have a 2007 Lexus ES350 with about 185K miles on it. I've owned it for about 14 months, never had a problem. Over the past couple of days it was sitting parked in my garage. I'm not sure, but the ...
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Smoking battery when jumping from another car

Smoking battery when jumping it and when I tried charging it the voltage meter kept jumping up n Down. Also while the vehicle was running it just completely died on my 2005 Acura MDX. Does anyone know ...
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What's this odd kind of battery group size all about?

Car is a 2000 New Beetle aspirated. I am trying to figure out the battery group size. Auto parts store website "parts lookup" features tend to feature batteries that show a group size of 47, which ...
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2016 Chevy Malibu start up problems

I have a 2016 chevy Malibu with about 84,000 miles. I just bought this car from the dealership barely 2 months ago. My first issue started one morning I went out to start it and all the lights and ...
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How much should battery voltage decrease when headlights turned on (with engine off)

With a fully charged battery and engine off, I turned on the headlights (+high beams) for about half a minute. The voltage at the battery posts decreased to 12.02V. After turning off the lights it was ...
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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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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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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 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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Filled a battery with distilled water and trickle charged for days

The starting voltage was 10.5 volts and when I left it charge at a 2Amp current it took a day to get to 11 volts and another day to get to 11.5 volts and would not go any higher. I took it off charge ...
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Alarm System in 2008 HHR Keeps Alarming After Battery Test

I have an 2008 HHR and after a battery test by machine, my alarm system continued to go off all through the night. Does the battery cables or tester have anything to do with the alarm system? Seven ...