Question about Cars & Trucks
A couple things,a wire going to the starter could be melted to the exhaust,a bad connection on the battery or starter solenoid ,started could be bad,brushes wore down too low and shorting out,or your battery may read good with a meter after charging but test your battery with a load tester,you may have a dead cell or cells or even a short inside the battery,when you turn the key the battery will short out inside and then all the lights are dim but if you just move the battery cables just a little,every thing looks normal until you try to start it again,this happen to me,every time my boss would try to start our service truck,everything would go dim,fan's would slow,my boss would yell to me,turn the cable to get a better connection,I did this a few times until I was bent down ,to look under the opened hood to see my boss setting in the drivers seat telling me to move the cables more,and every time,just click,then as I was bent over the battery to see my boss,the battery was only inch's from my head,it exploded,covering me in the battery acid,a piece of the top of the battery shot through my hair,leaving me with a gash across my head,with out hair,kinda like a over sized part,but bleeding,the acid never burnt me or hurt me at all,but the sound of the battery blowing up inch's from my head,I couldn't hear all day,just a load humming sound,,,so be care full when working with a battery that could have a short,and never buy new acid and add it to your battery,the two fluids ARE NOT COMPATIBLE,and the slightest spark from static will be enough to explode the battery.
Posted on Dec 30, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I HAVE A 1995 ISUZU
Could be one of two things.
1. Your starter motor is no good.
2. If you turn on your lights and try to start the car and they dim to almost black, then you need to check the battery connections.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
How long did the 2nd alt. last before it died? The voltage regulator is, I believe, attached to the alternator. Have u had the voltage regulator checked?
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
Try cleaning the battery connectors at both ends and make sure the ground at the frame is clear of rust. If that check out, drop the starter and have it bench tested
Posted on Apr 01, 2009
As the car re-started, the battery is not flat.
The voltages measured indicate a problem with either the power or ground connection in the circuit between the alternator and the battery.
You likely have a intermittent / poor ground connection somewhere in the power system.
Check battery terminals are clean and firmly attached.
Check battery cable and alternator ground connections are intact and in good order.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
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