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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Why did car just overheat and aftermath?

Hyundai coupe 2006. I tried to recharge a deeply dead battery by attaching jump wires from donor car directly to terminals of isolated battery(not in car). I kept the donor car constant at 4000rpm for ...
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Little/no charging but alternator and battery test good

For the past few months, and seemingly getting progressively worse, I've had a charging problem: both battery and alternator test good (checked via charger with alternator test mode and higher-end ...
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Why is isolated car battery losing charge so quickly?

Battery had been left no start for months until I found it at 0.45 or so. Used a charger after an entire day it got to 2.95 volts. Then connected jump cables to the isolated battery and revved it ...
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How many volts would a battery with a dead cell show?

I read that a battery with a dead cell would not charge above 10.5 volts? However if each cell is 2 volts wouldn’t it be more correct to say a battery with a dead cell will charge up to anything ...
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What factors can make a battery appear better or worse than it is?

With regards to better, I know surface charge is one so best to leave it for a few hours and check. Not holding your multimeter properly. Would the battery being connected to switched off car cables ...
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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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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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2003 honda accord battery light

Battery light keeps coming on and off and power steering feels like it is going out. New battery a year ago, new alternator a year ago. Replaced the accessory belt a week ago as well as the accessory ...
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98 Grand Cherokee drains battery

The battery would go dead after sitting for a day. I checked battery and found a bad cell with a hydrometer. Replaced the battery and the problem remained. I hooked my meter between the positive post ...
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Bad alternator, or just a regular dying battery?

The battery in my car is dead, and I'm not sure whether it's the alternator's fault or just the natural death of an old battery. Vehicle: '04 Honda Accord. The alternator was replaced 4 years ago. As ...
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Is it safe to drive a car without fixing battery in place

I was trying to change my battery but I overturned and broke the bolt that connects the rod to the frame which fixes the battery in place. Now I need someone to remove that broken bolt and give me a ...
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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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Tipping battery upside down or it’s side?

I have a battery that’s needs replacing but decided I would use the battery from my second car and put it inside because I’m thinking of selling it as is and just wanted to do some diagnostic work. I ...
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Car died, but then started to lose acceleration? No warning lights except ABS, windows roll up slow but regular lights and horn still work [closed]

I have a 2004 Nissan Murano. When I first drove the car, I felt the same thing, it feels like the transmission wasn't shifting but when I checked my battery cable was lose? Has worked since then, that ...
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Will a battery with low amps work on a car which usually uses more amps?

I previously asked this question Can I use a higher powered battery? And seems everyone was saying it’s fine since both batteries are 12 volts. Though people mentioned if the car had lower cca it ...
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Can a dead battery be charged by directly connecting jump start leads to it?

I know you should be using a chArger and not jump leads as this can affect alternator etc if donor car. But still want to understand. If I add the jump cables directly to isolated battery terminals I....
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New battery shows white signal very soon!

Bought new SF sonic flash start battery and it's just a month old. It has 3 signals..green is ok, white is needs charging and red is contact dealers. I checked for battery indicator status and it's ...
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Affected sensors when boosting another car

I own a 2017 Kia SUV and periodically I'll give my neighbor a boost on their 2002 Liberty Jeep periodically, maybe once or twice a month, until they buy another battery. So I noticed a couple of times ...
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Why does my truck turn off

Hi I have a 2000 F250 truck and I am experiencing difficulties keeping it started . So my question is when i jump it, it's fine as it's in park but when I go to put it in gear it shuts off? Or when I ...
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Trying to Charge Honda Fit 2015, Car's Headlights Flash Once Charging Starts

I'm not a car person at all, so thanks in advance for any help! My wife's 2015 Honda Fit hasn't been used for months (thanks to Corona). I'm trying to use a Schumacher SC1307 6/12V Automatic Battery ...
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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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Opel astra H 1.6 16v 2006 battery and check engine light

I have an Astra H 2006 1.6 16V, and battery light and "check engine light" came on so I took it to the mechanic (in Sweden). They said it was an alternator problem (which I also thought to be the ...
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powered window and back windscreen wiper anomaly

At first i thought it was random, then i realised that there is clearly a pattern: I start the car then i check and both the wiper and the window works as expected. 20-30-40 minutes down the road i ...
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Can I use a 100AH battery instead of a 74AH battery in my Passat 2.0TDI, 2012

I want to use a 100AH battery instead of a 74 AH battery in my car
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2006 Honda Civic EX turned off wouldn't start, all lights work and windows but only clicks when ignition is turned over

Put new alternator on an the key has a chip but, the key was taped kind of when I got it. I just recently got the car an the person I got it from said it been sitting a little while. Dad she an her ...
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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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Will jump starting a car work if starter is not working?

If starter is not working, will jump starting a car work?
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2012 Honda Civic won't start - no power, no lights noting, tried jump start too

My 2012 Honda Civic is not starting, not dashboard lights nothing when I switch it on. At first I tried to jump start the car however, nothing. Then I searched the internet and realized that this ...
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What is this sounds? Car won't start

I've been having trouble with this car and keeping the battery charged. It's winter and the car doesn't get driven, lately I've decided to run it a bit every night. Tonight my wife tried to start it ...
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Engine hesitating to start when clutch pedal is pressed

Recently I started noticing a weird problem with my car (Maruti Alto LXI 2009, Manual petrol with carburetor) that when I press the clutch pedal and the car is in gear it hesitates (it cranks but not ...
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How to troubleshoot Intermittent Battery Light Issue in 2003 Honda Civic?

My 2003 Honda Civic EX is experiencing an issue which causes the battery (alternator/charging system) light to occasionally come on for less than a second. The car starts, runs, and drives fine ...
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Cause and fix for craftsman lawnmower catching on fire near battery - under seat?

Replaced battery in craftsman lawnmower 42" deck rider model 247203744. Started up fine. Rode it for about 20 minutes... boom caught on fire under the seat by battery. I am thinking 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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Battery acid clean up

I was carrying a battery in the floorboard of the backseat area of the car. I was going to return it to be disposed in a week. In the meantime, it tipped over and a good amount of the battery acid ...
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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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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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Car won’t start

I have a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix, I try to turn it on and I will hear a clicking noise, the horn will go off as well as the windshield wipers. My steering wheel gets stif as well as the brakes. The ...
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battery light comes on mazda tribute

2001 Mazda tribute v6 with a NEW alternator. Will start from beginning to be clear. Original alternator went out 3 years ago. Was replaced with after market, this worked for 3 years, was replace ...
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Car won't start when it's a little cold outside

I have a Mercedes A140 (2001) and the engine won't crank if the battery is "cold" - around 10 Celsius. Yes, the car starts just fine after I've heated the battery indoors. I've tried other ...
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Honda 2002 Accord re-set after battery disconnect nightmare

I want to get my radio/car alarm re-set and I now have figured out my special code, but am I permanently locked out? The farthest step that I get is to see the serial number (U XXXX and L xxxx, ), ...
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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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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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Vauxhall Corsa won't start, lights/radio working fine

I have a 1.2L Petrol 2008 Corsa that won't start. For the last couple of months the battery light would start flashing once every couple of weeks when starting the engine. I don't do long trips often,...
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Car Only Starts With A Jump

Car will only start with a jump. Took car to Autozone had the battery,alternator and starter checked all came out good but still will not start without a jump. Any ideas?
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JB Weld & Acid Battery Repair

Trying to repair a crack on plastic casing on a everstart 12 volt battery after trying to connect something to the right terminal that didn't fit properly. Did some research ans decided to give JB ...
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Why should I connect the red/positive terminal first when jump starting?

So, it's fairly popular consensus online that it's red/positive clips to the positive/red posts, then the black/negative clip to the frame One site mentions sparks, but you'll still get a spark when ...
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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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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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