Need to change the battery in car an need to know how to
The battery in our 2000 LaSabre Custom car died and was drain where nothing would work. So, need eo get a new one and replace this one out How do I do it. Never seen the ones before in the back of the drivers side car. I always had the one under the hood.
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This may be related to the antitheft system The system is known for turning off the starter and/or injectors when it fails. Is there a light on the dash that says SECURITY? This is a common problem worth looking into. http://www.diy-gm-security.com/
You may have a bad alternator. Car died while driving, either gas or fire. if you know about MAFS your should know how to check starter function by jumping solenoid to large post of battery. Check for 12V at the large post on starter. Then try to jump the two connections. If car cranks, I would check ignition circuit for faults.
If it goes dead, it has to do with the charging system. Make sure the terminals are cleaned and they have good contact. You may need to redo them or may need new ones. Make sure all wires are correctly on, starter and alternator. Make sure the wires to both are not damaged. Make sure all wires are in the right spot. Make sure nothing is being left on to drain the battery. Make sure your alternator is good Steve. You can start the car and take off your hot side terminal. If the car dies instantly, change the alternator. If it stays on, you have a bad connection in the charging system more then likely. If you have any questions, just let me know.
The battery is dead. I don't know why it dies so quickly. I have the same problem. If my car sits for two days without driving it then it dies. My car was on the side of the road for three days and it wouldn't start. Something is draining the battery.
You may have received a faulty alternator from the store. I have bought alternators from AutoZone before and in one instance had to take it back 3 times before I got one that worked correctly.
Also, you should not have jumped the car, you should have started it up on battery and alternator. That would have told you if the battery was drained or the alternator you had just put in was bad. If you put the drained battery back in the car to run it, the car would have died anyway. Whenever I have changed an alternator out I always let it run in the driveway for awhile to make sure that both the battery and alternator are functioning correctly.