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 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. ...
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Charging a 26AH Lithium battery with an idle 140 minute reserve AGM battery?

My truck has a large Bosch 94R800B AGM battery rated 140 minute reserve. I've had a lot of luck using this power. Unrelated, but I have a 1200 watt inverter installed on top that can power a wide ...
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what is the safe volts for truck battery?

I have a device for checking battery volts but I don't know what is the acceptable limit for the battery volts
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Could installing a 12V radio on a JDM Simpa damage the battery and alternator, causing the alternator to put out no charge?

I am a Canadian living in France. I bought a "voiture sans permis" (JDM Simpa) for my son to go to and fro school... It is essentially a very small motor vehicle which can only go up to 80 km per hour....
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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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can a brand new car battery cause my alternator to fail?

My battery cavity filled with rain water due to a leak in my tail light of my 328i bmw wagon, and when my mechanic replaced the battery he said the new one was putting out too may amps and then fried ...
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Is it normal for car battery to drain this fast or is something causing this?

My i10 ever since i got it years ago had battery problems. If left for 4 days after a short trip, it discharged enough to not start again without jump starting. If long trip then expect 2 weeks. Is ...
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Will a loose positive terminal cause damage to a car?

As I was driving my car on the usual daily commute, I noticed the dashboard started dimming as my blinkers were blinking. Scared as to what could've caused this, I stopped and opened the hood where I ...
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Battery Corrosion

I just got my car serviced 2 1/2 months ago. Today my car wouldn't start and found out i have massive corrosion around the connectors and it looks like the connectors have been eaten thru so it doesn'...
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When turning the key to start, all lights turn off and engine won't start

My 2003 Hyundai Elantra was running just fine. Tonight, I was sitting in my car with the engine off listening to the radio for a few minutes. When I turned the key to the start position, there was a ...
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Causes of 2012 Honda Civic alternator not charging battery unless headlights are on

What are the possible causes of a battery charging only when the headlights are on in a car with both a new battery and a new alternator? A couple months ago, my 2012 Honda Civic LX wouldn't start ...
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Battery and lights flickering

We have a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan. We bought a new battery and the van ran fine for a out 4 days. Then I went out to start the car and it was completely dead at first I figured someone must have left ...
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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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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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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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My car won't start after replacing the battery

My husband passed away this past December and his car sat in my driveway untouched. He kept his car in the greatest condition and made sure it had the proper maintenance, oil changes, new tires and ...
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Problems with replacing top post battery with side post version?

2007 Nissan Maxima ... Someone gave me a new delco side connection battery. So is there a surge or other danger of modifying with attaching the posts and running a positive cable extension about 12 ...
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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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Is it possible to use car's battery instead electric motorcycle's battery?

I want to buy an electric motorcycle but most of them are really slow. Is it possible to upgrade their battery or change their battery with car batteries after buying the motor?
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Ford Fusion 09 starts sometimes and sometimes it won't start

Recently my car has had trouble starting, well sometimes it turns on and sometimes it doesn't and i have to either wait a few minutes or sometimes it won't even turn on anymore. I changed the starter ...
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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 ...
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My Lexus ES 300 2003

My car was sitting and had not been started in a month when I returned home I had AAA jump the battery. Car would turn over but would only stay on for a few seconds. Tried this twice. Also key fab ...
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03 kia spectra runs on fresh battery

Car will fire up on good battery but after bout ten minutes lights go out acts hit nrake or anything and it dies hearing a buzzing from sensor or throttle body told needs alternator belt but seems ...
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2008 Toyota Corolla doesn't start when key moved forward to “start” position

When I went to leave work tonight, the car wouldn't start. I've tried two known good keys, and cleaning the battery posts and cables where they connect to the posts. There has been no indication the ...
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Push barking start leads to loud rapid clicking in 2017 Tacoma, other electric working fine, what's wrong?

Trying my push button start with my foot firmly pressuing down the break, I was surprised to hear a very loud, rapid clicking and no engine turning over. Gave it a few tries, let it rest, then tried ...
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Need Help Diagnosing and Fixing my Kawasaki Ninja

First time poster here. I have a 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250 - this is a bit of a story and I try and keep it short. A couple weeks ago my bike was having trouble - when I would rev the engine in low ...
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Drained battery; imminent explosion?

What would happens when if a car battery is drained of all its fluid and then hooked up to a 12v battery charger. It's a long story I did it to my car battery accidentally for about a minute. What ...
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2002 Honda CB250 wont turn over after new battery

I recently bought a Honda CB250, and did the 30 minute ride home fine. Then a couple of days later I took it out again and pulled over after about 10 minutes of riding and turned it off. After that I ...
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My 2010 Hyundai Elantra won't start without a jump

My car won't start without a jump. I’d jump it with cables, it will start with no problem, but as soon as I turn it off, I won't turn over.
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Car will not start after sitting for three months - if I get it started will I be ok?

I have a 2008 cheve impala that I left sitting (covered) for about three months. It got a new battery just four months ago. If I call AAA and get it started, will it be ill advised to drive the car ...
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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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Jump starting a car without battery terminals connected

Back around 1978, my wife and I bought an old Fiat 124 sedan. It was at the owner's house and the battery was dead. I disconnected the battery terminals and connected the jumper cables from our car ...
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Can a LiFePo4 battery 300 Amp start a Caterpillar 15ltr diesel engine

I have a Newel coach RV with a 15 ltr. Caterpillar diesel engine. Now with two AGM batteries 8DL 12V each 255A to start the engine. Would it be possible to use one LiFePo4 battery 300A to start this ...
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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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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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Could a temporary short circuit on the battery do any harm?

today I've made a very stupid mistake when jumpstarting my friends car, which is a vw golf in diesel. His car started succesfully and I took off both cables from my battery, when I wanted to take off ...
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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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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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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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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 light on

The battery indicator on the dashboard of my Mazda Tribute (2005) suddenly came on while I was driving, and it has remained on throughout four hours of steady driving. What does this mean? I'm a bit ...
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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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Welding on the battery tray

I need some help with welding the grub screws on my car. I want to welding the grub screws on the battery tray to hold the battery to stop the battery tray to being move about on the road surface. ...
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Battery corrosion cleaned off with baking soda but car won't start now. Does the terminal need replacing?

I've got a 2014 Honda Accord V6. The positive batter terminal has been corroded for several months now. I first noticed it in January but never got around to removing the corrosion until today. I ...
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Is it possible to charge a 12V car battery externally with another car battery?

I have a 1991 Mazda MX-5 Miata with a dead battery in the trunk/boot. The car is currently parked between two other cars facing forward, so I cannot reach the battery terminals with my jumper cables. ...
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Can a new AC kill the alternator and the battery?

11 days after Sierra Shell mechanics repaired my trucks AC system, truck displays warning symbols on dash and suddenly loses all power. My neighbor looked at battery and adds water to 2 dried cells. ...
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Car chugs along after jump start but no lights work

Today I was leaving work and my car didn't start so I had it jumped by a coworker. I was driving on and noticed that my gauges weren't working and my lights weren't turning on. It also chugs along and ...
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Car starting hack works - but is it an issue with car battery, starter or alternator?

I recently noticed that my car had the issue starting without giving it a boost. It has original battery and has 155k on it. Over the course of 2 weeks I realized below two things which helps car ...
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Why my battery won't charge

I have a 2004 escape and it has new battery and new alternator and tried a new ignition cluster. And can't get my battery to charge. I notice that before it gets so low that the car starts stalling ...