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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
2answers
54 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
49 views

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
0
votes
1answer
55 views

Will jump starting a car work if starter is not working?

If starter is not working, will jump starting a car work?
2
votes
1answer
292 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
22k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
41k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
123 views

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?
1
vote
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
4answers
19k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
273 views

Battery drain and possible brake fluid leak

This Sunday night I left my interior light on and this morning the car didn't even open with the remote key. My friends and I tried to start it by pushing it (I have done this before a few times and ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Hyundai Accent mysteriously stopped starting

Just bought an 08 accent with 132 kkm a few weeks ago. Ran great until I drove it home one night and the next morning it wouldn't start. The starter spun but didn't engage flywheel so naturally I ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Replace Massey Ferguson 360 tractor battery

I've been looking for online resources on how to replace a 2018 Massey Ferguson 360 Tractor battery but could not find anything useful. We tried to do it ourselves by opening the side panel towards ...
1
vote
0answers
576 views

Honda Civic won't start (2017)

I have a push button start. When I push it the car doesn't start. Brake pedal seems hard to push. Warning lights flash - I.e. brake system, stability control, restraint system, electric power steering ...
0
votes
1answer
58 views

Battery voltage drops to 0 when high load and then recovers

Morning. I took the car to the mechanic for a bearing change and to change the airbag clockspring. The mechanic told me he would see if the car has any electrical problems before changing the ...
2
votes
4answers
36k views

Acceptable battery voltage drop overnight

This is a follow up to this question that I asked previously. Since asking that question, I have kept my same commute, but have been driving consistently 30+ miles on the weekend. In addition, I have ...
1
vote
1answer
182 views

Picking proper battery type for car with dashcam

My car has a 55D23R battery rated for 356 cold cranking amps (CCA) as recommended by the manufacturer. I installed a Blackvue DR750S-2CH dashcam which has a parking mode. The parking mode allows the ...
1
vote
1answer
13k views

Car keys off but fuse still lights up the tester when set to ground

So normally when you want to test your fuses, you set the car to on and put the tester clip to ground then put the tester's lead on the fuse. if it lights up then the fuse is working. Well, even when ...
1
vote
1answer
172 views

How can I prevent, slow or reduce white corrosion build-up on my battery?

I have an 02 Civic SiR (Canadian model) with a maintainable battery. I check and refill the electrolytes every few months with distilled water. The battery is about 4 years old. I use a Battery ...
1
vote
7answers
33k views

The battery in my portable jump starter seems to be dead - is it ruined?

My portable jump starter is this one from Cen-tech: https://www.harborfreight.com/3-in-1-portable-power-pack-with-jump-starter-62306.html I've had it for about 12 months and used it a few times ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Is this an original battery for a 2010 VW Golf6?

Can someone tell me if the folowing battery could be the original for a 2010 VW Golf 6. And what is the production date?
11
votes
8answers
4k views

Can one slightly charge a dead car battery with a portable battery jump kit?

The other week, my friend was trying to jump start a friend's very dead car battery with one of the portable power bank car jump starter kits. It looked something like the below: Image source If I ...
0
votes
2answers
87 views

Charge a car battery with a solar panel that only has USB outputs

I currently have a solar panel (this one), that is able to output 24W of power at peak capacity. I would like to be able to use this solar panel to trickle charge a car battery, but the panel only ...
2
votes
1answer
87 views

Using a device with external power and receive data from the CAN bus

I want to keep a device in always on situation in the car. I do not want the device to drain the car battery. The car is used at least once in two days and the current consumption of my device is ...
3
votes
1answer
29 views

Does battery tender need to be in enclosed area?

I have a 2009 Winnebago Access motorhome that is rarely used. I had a battery tender but it stopped charging the battery. I purchased another tender & enclosed it in a small plastic storage box. ...
5
votes
2answers
7k views

What do professional battery testers actually measure?

When a garage hooks up their battery tester what does it actually measure and how does this differ from tests you might perform yourself with a volt-meter? For example, recently a garage measured my ...
0
votes
3answers
68 views

How to keep a new battery in a car from dying when I’m not driving it at all?

I haven’t driven my car almost at all in 4 months. About 2 months ago, it wouldn’t start, and it had a really old battery that needed to be replaced anyway, so I got a new one put in. Now, I stupidly ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

AC Delco | Should this be worrying me? The battery is just 9 months old

Should this be worrying me? The battery is just 9 months old.
0
votes
3answers
96 views

Maintenance - Battery charging under abnormal low-usage conditions

Background Due to the recent coronavirus lockdown, my car hasn't been getting the mileage it's been used to. For reference, it's a 2007 Mercedes E280, with the 3.0L 6-cylinder turbo-diesel & 7-...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Car goes silent when I turn the ignition key

I have a 1970 Chevelle. The last few times I have tried to crank the car, I had to jump it off. I charged the battery and this time when I turned the key, the dash lights came on then as I continued ...
5
votes
5answers
47k views

What happens if I disconnect the battery while the car is running?

There are some comments on the question Are there any modern diesel engines that require electricity to continue running? suggesting that disconnecting the battery while the car is running can damage ...
1
vote
1answer
131 views

Connected battery the wrong way, what should I do?

I connected the battery the wrong way on an old Toyota MR2 turbo. The interior lights stopped working, otherwise the car starts and seem to work, exterior lights work. How do I repair the interior ...
4
votes
2answers
22k views

Welding on car - damage to ECU, battery, alternator?

I had to weld nuts to the outside of rounded-out allen type bolts when removing 15-year-old rear brake calipers and carriers this weekend. As I was laying under the car welding (probably running ...
1
vote
1answer
62 views

3.8l v6 Mustang 2004, randomly won't start but disconnecting and reconnecting the battery works

This problem has occurred 3 times now, so it is a running trend. Every time it occurs, it goes like this: I get in the car, insert the key, push in the clutch, and turn the key all the way to start. ...
2
votes
2answers
81 views

When jumpstarting a car from another car can one connect the chassis of one car to the chassis of the other car? [duplicate]

When jump starting a car A using a car B, can one connect the chassis of both cars together instead of connecting the negative battery terminal of car B to the chassis of car A. In theory this seems ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
575 views

Brand new lead acid car battery reads only 12.33v. Is it faulty?

Yesterday I purchased a brand new, maintenance-free, 12 volt lead acid car battery. Specs: 47Ah and 450CCA. Before I install it in my car, I measured the voltage with a catIII digital multimeter. It ...
0
votes
2answers
141 views

Battery backup for radio

Hello all looking for some advice on a stereo I am building for my house. I have a car stereo, amplifiers and speakers, all powered by a 12 volt power supply. Everything works great, except I loose ...
0
votes
3answers
209 views

jump start car with battery disconnected [duplicate]

so this car won't start from a jump starter pack. I also tried leaving the pack in place for an hour to charge up the battery for longer before starting. I am thinking of disconnecting one cable from ...
4
votes
1answer
744 views

Battery Positive Post Meltdown

On a series of 6 inline 8 volt batteries, what causes the meltdown of the positive post on one of the batteries? Within the last two years we have had to replace 4 batteries in our golf cart. Thanks
1
vote
2answers
197 views

12v car battery isolator switch keeps blowing

I've got an Audi TT MK2 2.0 TFSI which I'm preparing for track use. I want to fit a battery isolator switch as it will be sat not being used for long periods of time plus I think it's sensible for ...
6
votes
3answers
74k views

Getting information from manufacturing code on Exide car battery

If you can help me decode the following manufacturing code on EXIDE EA640 battery, especially which production plant has made it what was the date of manufacturing Code: 3EC28K5 Perhaps 28K means ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

Upgrading Honda Accord Group 51 battery to a larger one

Ive a 2010 Honda Accord. The manual recommends a small group 51 battery (that's OEM as well) providing 500 CCA. Various websites say to upgrade to a Group 35 or 36 providing 650 CCA. In Chicago, ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

Replacing Chevy Cobalt battery

I have a 2008 Chevy Cobalt, battery in the trunk. The battery was replaced with one without a hose. Do I still need to attach a hose and where?
1
vote
3answers
112 views

Portable car battery booster pack - choosing peak A vs Ah

After adventures with dead battery, jump starts, and headaches, I just replaced my car battery (it was only 6 yrs old.. :( ). I am considering a portable booster pack to keep in the car, and had a ...
2
votes
1answer
17k views

What's the lowest voltage I should accept on a brand new 12 volt AGM motorcycle battery

I recently purchased a brand new 12 volt AGM motorcycle battery. When I got it home I measured it with my volt meter and it read 11.81 volts. I took the battery back to the bike shop and tried to ...

1
3 4
5
6 7
24