Question about 1998 Buick LeSabre
C, and it works for now, car would not start, it only clicked, we put a new battery on from a different vehicle and the car started. Is it possible that the alternator is draining my battery ? I have noticed that lately my car has taken a few minutes longer for my lights to turn off automaticaly.
More than draining it, maybe you have three else conditions (in probability of ocurrence):
- Your battery is worn already (specially if is older than or near 2 years)
- Yor alternator is not charging at all the battery.
- Something in tour electric circuit is draining the battery
- Your alarm have loose contacts wich may consumes (transforming it in heat) more energy that shoud do wen in idle,.
Any car electrician can give you rigth answers.
Posted on Dec 02, 2012
Yes it can be your Alternator going. It may not be putting out enough power to meet what the car calls for. Your car only starts on th battery and runs off the alternator after running. You can check it out with a volt mter to see if it drops or not. With your car running check to see if it drops when you ut the lighs on and also put your heater fan on, wipers too. If it falls below 13.8 volts then it is getting weak and will need to be replaced.
Posted on Dec 02, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Apr 16, 2009
It turned out the ground wire to the battery was loose, Evidently, it loosened up when driving so mimiced the earlier symptoms because it connection was sporadic. I hooked up to a computer to verify after connection tightened and it came away with no errors or problems.
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
SOURCE: car turns over, but won't start
Too many choice.
3 main areas are fuel, spark, air.
Try a shot of ether, if it fires at all, it is a fuel problem.
Then we can get into more detail.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
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