Question about Cars & Trucks
I have been charging my car battery for two days and it is still dead. The battery is only one year old. When I connect the charger, the polarity light comes on but the needle on the scale sits at 0 (scale 0-8). How do I know if my charger is working? The same thing happens when I connect the charger to my lawn mower battery.
Posted by Anonymous on
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: '92 probe won't hold charge
cold does strange things.. check battery health with load test... check cables especially grounds... test for parasitic leak of electrical by inserting a test light between battery ground post and cable .. only faint light for radio and comuter should exist ..a bright light means a draw and should be discovered by removing fuses one at a time til located ...good luck
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
SOURCE: Battery keeps going dead
Hello raiderfan520....Have the battery "load tested" this will tell ya if the battery is defective, one bad cell will draw the others down. If it's bad and only 12 months old you should have warranty left. (free replacement or pro-rated)...If your battery load tests OK, then you have an amperage drain going on while the vehicle is parked.
This is called a "parasitic drain"
Make sure no interior lights, under hood, trunk lights...etc. are remaining on. I hope you don't need the following information i'm about to give you, but here are the steps to locating a parasitic drain.....
PS...what kind of season are the raiders going to have this year? I'm in LA county and "Manny being Manny" has turned me away from baseball for now.
Posted on May 14, 2009
theres a draw somewhere. these are sometimes hard to pinpoint.start by checking that all lights turn off,glovebox underhood light all lights,you will need a meter to meter the draw amps, then with key off doors closed look at the draw amount,.02 to.03 is allowable, start removing fuses and watch if amps drop,one fuse at atime, start with this to try and pin down a location of the draw.hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
That sounds like not the battery. It possibly the alternator.
-Use a volt meter to test when it's running. If it's below 13 volts
the alternator is bad.
Posted on Feb 25, 2013
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 24, 2016 | Cars & Trucks
Jan 23, 2015 | 2001 Hyundai Sonata
Feb 10, 2013 | 2009 Chevrolet Impala SS
Sep 13, 2011 | 1999 Volkswagen Beetle
Aug 28, 2010 | Ford Escort Cars & Trucks
Aug 02, 2010 | Volkswagen Jetta Cars & Trucks
Jul 05, 2010 | Dodge Stratus Cars & Trucks
Jan 18, 2010 | 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Dec 20, 2009 | 2006 BMW 750Li
Aug 29, 2009 | 1999 Buick Century
422 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!