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Starting problem my battery is discharging so i thought it was the battery so i replaced it and i put a new battery. i start my car it was fine until i drove it my abs, tlc and my air bag lights came on. and everytime i start my car n put my foot in the brake to shift it to drive the car died and my battery doesnt have enough juice to crank my car..

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Hi Gilby,

Could be a couple things. Here's what to look for:

  • Fan belt - Is it loose, off a pulley, frayed, broken?
  • Terminals / Cables - Unlikly since you just switched batteries, but check any way. Make sure they are clean and tight.
  • Alternator - You're going to need a jump to start the car. You will also need a voltage tester. Test the voltage before jumping. Note:Be careful working under the hood with the engine running. Once it's running, test the voltage at the battery. It should read 13.5VDC. If it's less than 13.0VDC, your alternator needs replacement. While its running, you might take a ride to a local auto parts store. Many will bench check alternators and load test batteries free
  • Definitely get the battery load tested too. New to you, doesn't mean it hasn't been sitting on the store shelf for a year.
One of these should fix you up.
If you get a chance, let me know how it goes.

Thanks for using FixYa
Mike

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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