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Hi, I recently replaced the battery with a brand new one one my 1998 E403 Benz. After the car not starting for a few months, I thought I had a smart key problem, it finally started with the new battery. Thought my problems were over... I kept the car running for some mins. then turned it off. Next day went back to start car and nothing. Pannel, door lights, things like that is working, but not starting, not even a crank. A guy told me that the trunk solenoid needed to be replaced, 'cause I didn't run the car for a few miles when it started, the security in the car was being told that the car was being stolen and that's why the car won't start... But the battery keeps dying... I would take off the cabels, try againg, then all lights comes on, but by the next day, the battery is dead. Alternator??? I think that's a new one? Not sure... Any suggestions... Thank you.
Its possible that the coils of the anternator are worn out.
then the batterie dont charge.take voltmeter and see if the engine,
is running ,if you read some 14.50 volts on the batterie is good.
if you read 12 or 13 volts is bad the anternator
Posted on Jul 07, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First, DON"T check your alternator that way anymore. It's not good to do on newer systems! The best, quickest check I can tell you is to put a volt meter across the battery. Running with accessories off you should see voltage of about 13.5 to 14.5.
With all accessories and headlamps on high turned on, it should not drop below 12.5. (and that is the absolute low end!).
It sounds like something in the car is staying on. check the glovebox light and interior light delay and make sure they are OK. Otherwise, you will have to start checking entire system for a draw that's taking out the battery overnight. To check, you can pull one fuse at a time and see if draw goes away, then check system that fuse serves.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
SOURCE: 2003 Impala - mystery problem???
you have something thats staying on with power when you shut the car off,first check all lights glove apartment,underhood,in trunk ,just because ther closed doesnt mean the light is off,check your car at night it might help to see the lights,if not another way is to take a multi meter to the battery and while some holds the meter pull out fuses in your fus box one at a time to see when the meter makes a change,this will help you to narrow down whats staying on and draining the power from the battery,if this helps please give me a fix ya vote
Posted on Jul 14, 2008
SOURCE: 95 F150 wont crank
the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
hey buddy the same that happeanto me, its your alternator dont make any one give you the run a around alternator for sure. i got my alternator from gb500 it cost about $160.00 after tax.
Posted on May 20, 2009
Try removing the battery terminals and clean both posts and terminals. Coat same with an anti-corrosion grease. Wash your hands after this to prevent mysterious holes in your clothes. Start the engine and measure the voltage at the battery terminals--should read 13.5 to 14.5 volts. Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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