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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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?
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Is 3.6 km drive, twice a day, enough for maintaining battery charged well? My car is a Toyota Corolla, 2014

My car is Toyota Corolla, 2014, I only have two short drives each day, which is 3.6 km per way.
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Battery drains after ~3 weeks without use

I have not used my car for around 3 weeks, and now the car battery is completely drained (even the central locks would not work). The car is a 2003 Ford Focus, replaced the battery a few years ago. ...
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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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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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What is wrong when the car dies after you take off the jumper cables on a 2010 Kia Optima?

What is wrong when the car dies after you take off the jumper cables on a 2010 Kia Optima?
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2006 Corvette battery tender location

I have a 2006 Corvette (C6) that isn’t driven a whole lot and I want to hook up a better tender the most convenient way possible. Obviously I can hook it up directly to the battery terminals but I’ve ...
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Toyota Corrola 1996, has sat almost 4 months with dead battery and flat tire

Problem is as stated. Long story short, sometime around September/early Oct I didn't drive this car for 3-4 weeks. Then when I went to drive it, it wouldn't start. Completely dead, no sound at ...
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store my BMW without driving

Will battery run out if I store my BMW without running for few months ? That is what my mechanic said. But it does not make sense. Please tell me if that is true or not!
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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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Camry new alternator and battery, car wont start

I have a 2003 toyota camry xle, recently the car has died after the battery light came on. the battery read 12.5 volts and after jumping the car and removing the battery it died suggesting the ...
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Car won't start with new battery. Only jumping starts it

Over the past little while my car was taking more and more attemptes to start until it finally would not start. Replaced the battery and cleaned the connections but it still won't start. The only ...
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car had no power whatsever, tightened battery terminal started, week later no power again tried terminals nothing happened.

I seem to have a battery,or battery terminal or starter problem? For 3 days my car would have to be jumped, but when i turned it off it would have no power whatsever. I tightened the battery terminals ...
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Car battery won’t charge

So I’ve come back from uni and my dad flattened the battery in the car (a new battery) and was recharging it back up. It was reading nearly full on the charger and I needed to go out so we unplugged ...
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Is my moto's battery dead?

I have been the owner of a Kawasaki W800 model 2012 since six years. Never had any problem with it. Three months ago, I didn't ride it at all for a few weeks, then it wouldn't start anymore (indicator ...
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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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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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Replacing 2011 Hyundai ix35 battery

Does disconnecting the battery from ix35 affect the ECU? I want to disconnect the battery myself and have it tested by a mechanic. I wondered if disconnecting it requires extra care. I understand that ...
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Is my car battery charger not working?

My old car battery died because I leave it parked too long. I replaced with new battery and this time hooked a solar trickle charger to it to keep it from discharging. (it's parked in public space) ...
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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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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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Boat Alternator Charging 4 Batteries 70 Amp Draw 50 Amp Charge

This is the current situation, looking for some expert advice. Total amp draws with night time running lights + GPS + other accessories I am at about 70 amps. My alternator puts out max 50 AMPS ...
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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 ...
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Battery immediately drains upon Negative cable connection

Experienced problems starting engine. Removed battery, checked fluid level, hooked it up to trickle charge, and it readily accepted the charge. Put it back in and reconnected both cables, and engine ...
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Charge laptop in car lighter

is there a way to safely charge laptop from the lighter? Is the power enough to charge all kinds of laptops? Will this affect the car consumption or battery life in any way?
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What are problems, if any, in connecting accessories to 12v battery in Prius or other hybrids?

I am thinking of getting a portable air compressor (for filling tires) that clips directly to the battery because it can draw up to 20A. (As I understand it, the usual max in many vehicles for the ...
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Voltage measurements with the alternator running fluctuate

I own a 1994 Mazda Protege. On Sundays, I measure the voltage at the battery terminals, and register it. First with the car turned off, and then with the car idling. The voltage with the car turned ...
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Does the Battery light mean Low Oil?

My battery light came on, my car seemed to lose power and cut off. Today I was told it was because the oil was low in the car so the computer was shutting down the engine to keep it from causing more ...
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Is it possible to charge a small auxiliary battery with the alternator?

I want to charge a small 22AH AGM auxiliary battery just to turn on some light signals. I would like this battery to be charged by the alternator while the car is running. The problem is: the battery ...
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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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My car battery keeps dying, what should I do?

Because I used to leave my car unused for extended periods of time (couple of weeks), the battery can't remain unused 3 days without dying. And using jumper cables everytime is difficult. I bought a ...
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Chevy cobalt battery

The battery is dead on my pontiac pursuit (same as Cobalt). The ignition won't let me have the key back, and because the battery is dead the button to pop the trunk doesn't work. I have a battery ...
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Car won't start with jump but making starting sound

Our Mazda 3 wouldn't respond to the power lock and, when I opened it with the key, it wouldn't even make a click trying to start it. When I jump started it using our Toyota Tacoma, it would start ...
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Battery went dead, charged it, took it and had it, along with alternator and starter checked, its good. Now it wont start again

Battery went dead, charged it, took it and had it checked, its good. Also tested Alternator and Starter. Got home turned it off and on and it started. Waited 30 minutes and it will not start again. ...