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My hubby checked battery with tester it's fine so maybe it's the charger I don't know ?

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It has to have 12.6 volts or you need to charge it

It has to be able to take & hold a charge

A battery can last 18 months or 8 years

What's the question or problem you can't figure out?

A volt meter test alone is not a conclusive test of a battery

There are several ways to test them

I assume you have a vehicle problem & have ruled out the battery!

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There is no power going to it what should i check

Check the battery. If the battery is good, check the fuses. If the fuses are good, there might be a problem with the ignition. But, let's go back to the battery. Besides checking it for a charge, you want to make certain that the terminals (battery posts) are clean and the battery cabling is not damaged. And if you charge the battery or jump it, be certain you have the cabling attached to the proper post and a ground. If you put the cable on the wrong post, get ready to buy a new battery and maybe a trip to get your electrical system fixed. It is a major cause of grief.

If the car cranks after charging the battery, there is still a question whether the alternator is working or not. If it is not, the battery will be depleted after driving. Of course, if you have a battery that will not hold a charge, it also will become depleted in short notice. But you can test a battery after putting it on a charger without even hooking it up to the car. The tester will probably show very quickly that the battery is not holding a charge, regardless how long you leave it on a charger.

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Handy Automotive 12 volt tester.

Ever have an elctrical part on a vehicle that you needed to test without taking the part off the vehicle? I've been doing this for many years. Just about everybody who works on cars has a battery charger laying around. You can use the battery charger to apply voltage to activate whatever part needs testing. Just put the battery charger on the lowest amp setting, and clamp straightened out metal paperclips in the charger's alligator clips. Use these probes to apply voltage to switches, motors, light bulbs, whatever uses 12VoltsDC. By using an extension cord, it will reach anywhere on the venicle. And, if you have a portable battery charger/booster, you now have a mobile tester.

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The vehicle computer can sense low voltage, so is warning the driver the care is about to fail. Replace the battery with a new one and you should be good to go. The computer will reset once the power is cut off during the battery switch, and reboots during the new battery power up.;

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Car wont start

Check the fuel. Don't rely on your gauge, and if in doubt add some fuel just to make sure there is enough to start the car. Try to start the car and if it still doesn't start you know that fuel isn't the problem.

Make sure your car is in Park and the emergency brake is set.

Look closely at your dash board when you attempt to start the car. If your lighted panels don't come on or are very dim then it is likely that you are dealing with a dead battery. Either use a battery tester or simply hook the battery up to a charger or use jumper cables to hook up to another car battery in order to charge the battery enough to start the car. After you charge the battery if your car still won't start you may be dealing with a bad starter.
Call a mechanic to find out if there are any other possibilities before you purchase and replace the starter.

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92 sable wont hold charge good batery new alternator what could be the problem

first you need to check your unit maybe it is grounded,,how to know if your unit is grounded? using tester get your tester in x1 mode, test the tip of battery terminal positive to positive negative to negative, automatically the tester make a deflection.after that switch it .. positive battery terminal to negative wich is the color black wire of the tester,if theres a deflection again ,,,, your unit is grounded

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I have a '97 chevy blazer and it has been starting and driving just fine until today when I went to start it it would do nothing I mean like it is not getting any type of power what so ever the power locks...

Could be that the battery drained.. Maybe something left on 'ie - interior light or something.

Try putting a battery charger on the batt.

If you dont know someone with a chargere & have to buy one ---
( psst - you can return the charger after use )

Good luck

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2006 Toyota Rav 4-My battery went from fine to dead in :45. Help.

Answering your questions in order:
  1. No, there's no such device to prevent the car from starting; a battery that requires a jump start would require more than 5 minutes running time to recharge. The battery needs to be charged to work again, (unless it has a dead cell, inexpensive battery testers will confirm). A jump start is still possible but wouild require leaving the jumper cables on for at least 15-30 minutes to provide enough of a charge to start the Rav again. Charging on a battery charger is preferable.
  2. Yes; short trips and lack of use will kill a battery over time.
  3. Yes; Here is a link to the basics of checking a charging system
In summary, most should get more than 3 years out of their battery. You've already determined that the acid levels in the battery are good (most don't even check for fluid levels). Constant charging and discharging will kill a battery and this isn't apparent in your case.
If a battery charger isn't handy, try hooking up the jumper cables and leave the other car running for at least 15 minutes. I hope this answers your questions. Best of luck.

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