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Only drive it few times a week but brand new battery with enough cold cranking to start it...
Could be,call a few auto,parts shops and some of them will test your basic system for free,and tell you whats wrong,BUT buy the new part from them ,to keep them on your side incase you need help again..Try a jumper battery to your battery,if it starts,very well could be alt..not enough juice to start car,but enough for radio..does it try to turn over the engine...
Posted on Nov 29, 2012
Yes it could but before you replace something it doesn,t need have the chargeing system check out on it, Most auto part stores , Have a tester, End will do it for no charge for you,
Posted on Nov 29, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
, do a simple test on the charging system...check battery voltage. should be 12v or better. start engine & check volts at idle, no accessories on. volts should read 13.5 -14v. Turn on all accessories(including headlamps on high) volts should drop slightly but should not creep down. Definitely not below 12.5. If voltage drops lower than 12.5, the regulator (in the alternator) is not working. either change regulator or change entire alternator. Alternator drive belt should have sufficient tension so that alternator cannot be turned easily by hand. If it can, check belt tensioner.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
I would first have the alternator checked by an auto electrician to ensure it is working correctly and is providing the correct volume of current. It may be faulty and when driving you will be drawing battery power instead of power from the alternator to run the electrics. This will drain the battery.
Alternators do not last forever and if you are still running the original unit it is likely to be on it's last legs and you will need a replacement unit.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
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