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Sometimes my car just won't start.

We have changed the battery and sometimes it is just dead when I go to start it in the morning, not everyday, but just periodically. we have had the alternator, battery and starter all checked and they say everything is testing ok...any ideas?

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If the battery is going flat, then something is draining it. Either that, or the heavy cables that connect to it are making poor contact. Look for green corrosion or white acid powder. Ensure that the ground (-ive) cable is properly connected to the chassis ie remove and replace the chassis bolt. Check also that the trunk light is not on when the trunk is closed. Crawl in or fold down the back seat to check this.

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SOURCE: i have changed my battery 3 times and it keeps going dead

Did they test the output only, 13.5 to 14v if it was all that was tested there are two other possibilitys that the alternator needs testing for Voltage regulation which will fry a battery (over charge and cells collapse)or the diodes have failed which will flatten a battery overnight.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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SOURCE: no spark

you have a ignition problem

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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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.....

  1. Remove the negative side battery cable from the negative battery terminal.
  2. Attach an ammeter(this measures amperage) between the negative cable and the negative battery post. wait a few seconds to several minutes for the car to go into sleep mode. i.e. when you make the contact with the test light the cars computer systems "wake up" after a bit of time they will go to "sleep".
  3. If the ammeter is reading over 25-50 milliamps, something is using too much battery power.
  4. Go to the fuse panel(s) and remove fuses, one at a time. Pull the main fuses (higher amp ratings)last. Be sure to observe the ammeter after pulling each fuse.
  5. Watch for the ammeter to drop to acceptable drain. The fuse that reduces the drain is the draw. Consult the owners' manual or service manual to find what circuits are on that fuse.
  6. Check each device (circuit) on that fuse. Stop each lamp, heater, etc. to find the drain.
  7. Repeat steps 1&2 to test your repair. The ammeter will tell you exact numbers. There you go...everything you never wanted to know... I hope this will fixya up...good luck.

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Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: The battery keeps going dead on 1999 Mitsubishi

There is an alternator fuse located on the positive battery clamp or in the fuse block under the hood. if it is part of the positive battery clamp it is a dealer only part and will run $10 to 20 dollars. If it is in the fuse block you should be able to get one at the auto store and modify it to slide in easily. Get a flash light and check all of your fuses carefully. The blown fuse may be hard to spot. The design of the car lets the battery go dead with out even turning on the charge light on the dash to let you know you are not charging the battery.

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SOURCE: I have an 1999 Mitsubishi

Pull the terminals off the battery and buff everything to a shine. Then try it.

Posted on May 14, 2011

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