I have a 91 Honda Accord. In may I put a new battery in it. In Oct it wouldn't start and I bought another new battery. I just took it to a garage and had everything tested. They said I must have bought to junk batteries, because everything tested fine. Isn't this quite a coinsidence to have bought two new batteries at different places and they both lasted 4 months? Any suggestions?
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Re: two new batteries, won't hold charge
I would Check the Belt Tensioner. If the Belt Tensioner is Not Holding the Belt Tight Enough it will not allow the Alternator to Charge the Battery and will result in the Dead Batteries. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!
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Just a couple problems I've had. dome light left on due to faulty door open switch, spot light charger or equipment left plugged or wired to battery, lately I thought I had a bad battery but I just need to clean the terminal connections. One more thing if your car is running you can pull the negative cable off the battery. If the car dies your alternator could be the problem. If you have a light in the trunk or under the hood you could pull the bulb out to make sure you don't have a faulty switch turning them on. These are kind of simple and that is the way I start out.
Start with the simple first. Check the voltage in the battery. Some new batteries are not fully charged. Next, clean the battery cables. Make the connectors shine and put a little electrical grease on the connectors.