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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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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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Car set for four days got to start it wouldn't start jumped it off drove it gauge read 14.5v got ready to go to work car wouldn't start

2014 Chevy Malibu set up for four days wouldn't start jumped off drove for an hour gauge read 14.5v got up next morning to go to work wouldn't start
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Are high-end batteries (such as GS-Yuasa) worth their price compared to knock-offs?

I am looking for a new battery for my motorcycle (Yamaha 600 TT RE) To be precise, I am looking for a YT9B-4 battery. I have been checking prices, and found out that the brand recommended by Yamaha ...
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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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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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Why drill a hole in the base of a 12V battery?

I attempted to do some regular battery maintenance on a recently acquired vehicle. The cells were all low on fluid so I added some distilled water to each cell. However, one of the cells was obviously ...
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Alternator amperage to charge 3 batteries

I have a 2009 accord sedan, with a sound system installed. How many amps should my alternator be to charge my 3 batteries? My OEM alternator currently puts out 130.
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How do I know if my car battery needs replaced or just fully charged?

I've had my Mazda 3 2013 since 2016. This winter in Massachusetts it's died on an almost daily basis in the morning, and sometimes at night if it's particularly cold out. I mostly drive to school, ...
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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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What is this fuse socket in my 1988 Toyota Corolla?

What is this it's attached to my positive terminal and had both of these in it which one goes where and am I missing any?
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Dead battery, reversed polarity on jump, won't turn over with correct polarity

Total #rookiemove on my part - it was late, dark, I'd shovelled snow for an hour then decided to try and jump my car that had been sitting in the garage for at least a couple months without being ...
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Risks Of Using Car Battery With Less Battery Acid

If I have a new battery, however some of the acid has spilled out of it, what are the possible effects of using that battery? The spill happened from the battery falling on it's side. There was no ...
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Cars With 2 Batteries?

Our 2008 Chrysler 300c has 2 batteries instead of the usual one. This is common on boats and RVs but not on cars. It has a large battery in the back far away from the starter motor and a smaller ...
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Not able to start my car

I have a Camry that has been maintained regularly. The car battery is about 4 year old. 1) For the past 2 weeks, when I was to do a cold-start, it gives some cranking sound and engine shuts down in ...
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How to tighten battery clamp?

The ground (black) terminal clamp on the battery in my 2007 Mazda-6 has become loose to the point that sometimes the start motor will drain the whole electrical system before it engages. At that ...
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12v starter battery True amps available why volts come back so fast by running engine 5 mintues?

The OEM start battery on my new van is 70AH, 120RC. I have a 12v freezer that consumes about 3amps @ 12v. It takes the freezer about 6 hours to freeze a gallon of water. My battery is not a deep ...
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Honda Civic hybrid won’t start with new battery

I have a 2007 Honda Civic hybrid that I just got a new battery put in. After the battery was placed in my car I was able to drive home. The next day when I went to start my car everything went black ...
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What happens when an electric vehicle's battery die?

Common lithium ion batteries seem to have a life span of couple years. Does the same apply to EVs? If so, wouldn't it be costly to replace them (as they tend to be the most expensive part of the ...
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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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Depleted Honda Fit battery — how long to recharge, how to re-enable radio?

I left the interior map lights (driver & passenger side lights) on for about 30 hours, depleting the batter in my Honda Fit. I could barely see the lights on. Fortunately, at least one towing ...
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Car starts after disconnect and connecting battery

I have a 1989: Honda prelude SI 4ws and from time to time it starts up perfect without messing with the battery but sometimes I have to disconnect the battery and connect it again to start the car why ...
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Batteries for electric vehicles commonly available much like gasoline [closed]

I mostly want to focus on the practical / mechanical perspective of this question. I have thought already many times on buying a small electric motorcycle for daily commute etc but i wouldn't min to ...
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What are the cons of this car battery charger?

I wanted a car battery charger(to replace jump starting with another car) and have been looking at some online but dont really know how they works, about charging times etc e.g. https://www.argos.co....
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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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car battery date codes on my AC Delco battery [duplicate]

can anyone tell me I have a GM ac delco side post battery with a P041R on it as I just got this battery according to code its 04/11 is this right?
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Dead battery or?

Jump started dead battery, took car out for test drive and to charge up battery, lost power without any warnings while driving, no lights came on just total power loss. Had to jump start car again ...
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Quick fix? Or major problem? Please help

Help, 02 honda civic lx coupe cranks but will not start. I bought the car less then 3 months ago put used rebuild trans in it seemd fine then what seemed to be running hot but with no warning signs so ...
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2007 dodge magnum issues

The battery light in the car came on, the headlights became very dim, almost as if they were going out. The speedometer would drop down to zero. Most of the dials were going up and down. When I would ...
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How fast does a car battery drain when below zero?

Due to the polar vortex in MN, USA I'm having trouble starting my Silverado that I purchased last year, and tried putting the plug in heater on for a few hours which didn't work, and now I'm charging ...
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Mercedes is in park, key won’t turn, lights won’t turn on, horn won’t honk, radio won’t turn on

I left my Mercedes Benz in a parking lot this past weekend since I was going out of town. It was left in park, the radio was off, and the lights were off. When I got back, I put the key in and it ...
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Problem with starting a car

I had a problem 7 days ago: I could not start my car. Temperature on that day was -17 (-27°C ). I heard just 1 click and that's it. One day later it was 32F (0°C) and I could start the car. I could ...
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Is there a way to reliably test voltage of a 12V battery when it's not disconnected (i.e., partly loaded)?

I'm having an issue where a fully charged battery doesn't necessarily report the proper voltage when checked from the socket within the car, because in order to have the socket activated, the car has ...
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Mitsubishi 2003 Outlander won't start after reconnecting battery

I need help with my 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander. I disconnected, cleaned, and reconnected both terminals. But when I reconnected them and started the engine, the car didn't start and the signal lights ...
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Battery 15 volts plus

My car battery is running a 15.5 volts all the time yet at times has a slight struggle to start. It's been really cold lately in the teens and colder. Is my battery bad? Car was put in service in June ...
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Battery Drains in a few days of just sitting!

On Step #4, (Disconnecting the ground cable & connecting a Amp meter between the battery post & the ground cable, is this test done with the Engine Running OR OFF? Thanks in advance for any ...
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Isolator or Separator for my Hitachi alternator

I am looking to charge an auxiliary battery for my motorhome, but am not sure if I can use an isolator given the alternator. It is a Hitachi LR160-78B 60a alternator in a 1985 Nissan 720 pickup (...
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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 won't start. No clicking noise

I tried everything I could, even a jump start and nothing worked. When I tried to start it, it wasn't even making the clicking noise and the other car I used to jump start it, didn't struggle at all. ...
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I accidentally hooked the negative side of the battery up firstand the wire running to the alternator started to smoke

I accidentally hooked up negotiate cable to battery first causing the wire running to the alternator to smoke. I quickly unhooked it and hooked it up positive side first. But now my car won’t stay ...
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Is a 13.07V alternator voltage too low?

I'm having some problems with a 2006 Mini One D (1.4 l diesel engine). About a month ago the alternator warning light turned on (it only turned off over about 4000 rpm). The belt looked good, so I ...
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Why did car go quiter and cut out after fuel change?

I did a fuel change and during it was concerned that I may have put diesel in my petrol car because it wasn't clear which pipe was which. However the handle was green and said unleaded so I guess it ...
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Jaguar xk battery dying?

My car (jag xk 2006) went dead when I left it parked for 3 weeks. Understandable. I charged it and all ok. I made the same mistake a couple more times. Then one day when I was pumping up the tires at ...
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Car takes multiple attempts to start - bad battery?

It takes me 2-3 attempts to start my car the last few days. Yesterday it didn't start at all (no noise, but the lights/radio worked) and started after I got a jump and pumped the accelerator. I'm not ...
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Volkswagen golf 6 won't start after battery replacement

I have a Golf 6 which stayed in the garage for 6 months untouched. I knew the battery was dead so I replaced it with a Golf 4 battery. After a few keys the engine coughed a couple of times, then the ...
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Seat ibiza 2014 wont start and Electro-hydraulic steering light whent on

My Seat Ibiza 2014 won't start. I have parked for a short period after everything was nice and good when I came back to the car and it would not start. After jump starting it, the Electro-hydraulic ...
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S10 won't start

I have a 2002 s10 that won't start. I had work done to repair an oil leak, drove it home, and it died. Thought it was maybe the battery, which had, in fact failed. I replaced the battery, and it ran ...
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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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New Car battery car won’t start

I bought a new battery for my 2006 Nissan Pathfinder, I put it in went to start the car and it started perfectly. I drove the car around for like 25 min. When I arrived back home I turned the car off ...
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How do i read the date code on an AC Delco battery [duplicate]

The number in the top side is 6LD042. What year and month is this AC Delco battery?