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I was on vacation in S.C. and engine would die every 20 mins. or so, I took it too dealer and they could find nothing wrong except a bad plug wire periodically wouldn't fire. I said replace it and 3 years later problem is still fixed. Must have caused a glitch with computer.
the security system need to be reset, plug your charger back on the battery then turn the ignition switch on and leave it on untill the security warning light turns off (about 10 to 20 Min) then turn the key to off wait 5sec then turn the car on it should be good to go, this solves this kind of problem 9 out of 10. good luck
Hi Sean, Could you explain what you mean by the lights going up and down? Do you mean that they brighten and dim, and if so is it during the attempted start up, Keep in mind that the greatest drain of power from the battery is during the starter operation, therefore all lights and as many other circuits should be off during that time. If the lights are left on and the battery is weak or the battery connections need cleaning, a power dip is not unusual. Charge the battery, clean the terminals and make sure the battery towers and terminals are clean, or use another good battery and try again. Regards John
sounds like your battery is dying,, have it LOAD tested,, it could show 12 volts, but the amperage isn't up to par,, even with one bad cell the battery will drain , also,, once you know its fully charged, start the vehicle,, use a meter at the battery posts to check the voltage,, you should get a reading of 13.5-14.5 volts, if not your alternator isn't doing its job, make sure all battery connections are clean and tight.
It sounds like your alternator went bad. The alternator is responsible for keeping your battery charged and at full power. If it goes bad, your battery eventually drains and things start to shut down.
Get your alternator and battery tested, I'm sure you'll find the alternator has died.
Have you tried charging the battery ? And if you have and it just keeps dying on you then i would look for something that could be left on during the night ..... i know my cd changer use to stay on when i turned off the car and it drained my battery. Hope this helped
what i would do would be to try and jump the car by popping the hood and connecting the jumper cables to the jumping post under the hood. there is a positive , and what you need to do is just ground the negative to something metal(not engine block). this is located close to the front left corner. email me if you dont understand. i will try to explain better. Aggie2292@yahoo.com
I had the same problem when I did battery maintenance on my 1988 Montero Sport. The problem was explained to me, that the car's electronic pollution control computer data was erased when the battery is disconnected or the battery totally discharges. The car's computer uses this data to regulate idle speed and other engine factors. The solution given to me was to recheck the battery connections (make sure they are clean, and tighten down), start the vehicle, and just let it sit and idle for about 15 - 20 minutes (without racing the engine or driving the vehicle). This will rebuild and repopulate the car's computer engine data it needs to make adjustments. Hope this helps. Mark.