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Re: i think my battery
With key out of ignition, open hood. remove clamp that holds battery in place, set aside. take off positive battery cable first (red one) then negative (black) . replace w/ new battery install negative cable first then positive. hope this help[s. you can check to see if your alternating is charging by taking off the positive battery cable while you car is running and in park or nuetral and the emergency brake on. off it runs when cable is removed alternator is goo if it dies. then altenator is not charging. don't try this if your not that exp. metal on metal could cause a short. hope this helps
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Corrin, I think you're getting confused with 'turning over' and 'cranking'. They're both the same..
If your car is cranking/turning over slowly and then stops.. or struggles to turn over, suspect either the battery or the leads - particularly the black earth lead where it connects to the engine block/bodywork.
Check the leads for corrosion/breakage and tightness. Where the black earth lead connects to the engine block/bodywork - slightly loosen the retaining bolt and then retighten it - create a 'good earth' (and bear in mind that if you disconnect your battery you'll probably lose the radio code and will have to re-enter the code..). Then try starting it.
If it's still slow or sluggish/struggling to crank, then if you can, get a friend or neighbour to try and boost-start your car using booster cables. If your car starts - suspect a failing/discharged battery .. depending on whether the car is able to restart on your battery afterwards.
If your engine spins - cranks - but doesn't start then you have to suspect a faulty sensor. The usual culprits are the crankshaft or camshaft sensor .. or an ignition pack (coil). However, as you say you have a spark at the plugs it's unlikely to be an ignition pack/coil at fault.
Do you know anybody with an OBD .. a hand held diagnostic reader? It only takes a couple of minutes to do a diagnostic check and get error codes - if any. An identified error code will tell you what the fault is.. i.e crankshaft sensor or whatever..
It sounds to me like you are looking at the wrong thing. If you needed a battery it would not turn over. Try just turning the key to the on position for a few seconds. If it starts right up you may have a fuel check valve the is not working properly all the time. It has been a long time since I worked on cars so I can only point you in what I think is the right direction possibly. Good Luck
Hi, the best thing for you to do would be to remove the battery and give it a full charge using a battery charger doing this should get your car back to normal, as using jump leads dont always switch the imoboliser off as its not running off its own battery fully, so the best things to do would be to go and buy or borrow a battery charger and remove the battery from the car and put it on charge for a few hours, or you can leave the battery on the car as long as you undo the terminals while u r charging the battery, then once its fully charged you need to shut all the doors and windows and lock the doors, then unlock them again, doing this should reset the imob and then this will allow you to start that car and should have you up and running again.
if your car runs on diesel then let me know as if it is and it has run out of diesel then you need to pump the diesel back round the engine using a priming pump under the bonnet, without doing this it juts wont start and your battery will keep going flat,
let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok, thanks
Tow it to a mechanic, from the sound of it it's something wrong with the inside of your engine, which will be a ***** to fix. It's not the battery if it's turning over, You could be out of gas, as dumb as that sounds, some people don't check it. But I guess you would have known after 4 months of this. So right now I'm blathering about an obvious answer while you're reading this thinking to yourself "Who is this idiot and why does he know what I'm thinking?" Now, if you're still reading, I just want you to know that I also have an Isuzu Rodeo and that's what I would do. Get a mechanic to hook up a machine to it and check the entire engine out, then from there struggle to not get screwed over by any mechanic that thinks it's a good idea to over charge.
find the fuse fo the keyless enter and take it out and that way you will know if that the problem or something else give these websites a try www.autozone.com and www.alldatadiy.com cause the keyless enter will short out sometimes wish you the best of luck Michigan Man.
zSounds like you have a bad ground situation. There is a grd to the engine from the bat and one from engine to the body at the rear of the engine. chk them both for clean tight connections. Good luck. Your baterry should charge between 13.6 -14.2 range.
YOU COULD HAVE A VERY BAD CONTECTION FROM BATTERY TO STARTER, TRY TO ATTACH LEAD DIRECT TO STARTER (LARGE FEED CONTECTOR) FROM JUMP BATTERY AND THEN CRANK WITH FULL BATTERY, IF SAME STARTER IS JAMMED OR SIEZING UP