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Start car and test voltage at battery with motor running at 2,000 rpm.
If voltage is 13.8 or above replace battery and if below replace alternator.

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The car is using power overnight, so that the battery has drained by morning. Make sure every light is turned off when you leave it.

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Sounds like the alternator. A jump can start you but if the alternator is bad your battery will not charge and just die after you use the power you got from the jump.

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Are you saying the engine will not crank, or not start ?
If it won't crank, have you had the battery tested ? Is it draining power overnight ?

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I have a 1998 hyundai coupe 1599cc the engine cuts out when idling and i have to jump start it or wait for about half an hour before it will start again


This sounds like a battery or alternator problem.

Lets start with the battery, just because the car starts in the morning does not mean the battery is good, A bad battery will start the car and as car is running and drawing power out of the battery the battery which is getting charged back up from the alternator but if battery is bad and not accepting the charge this will do a few things.
First it will cause damage to the alternator because , the alternator will try to charge the battery with no result and so it keeps charging at high rates and heats up and causes damage to itself , the next thing is battery loses voltage slowly until it does not have enough voltage to keep engine going , inturn engine stalls out,
I would start by first having the battery tested by a shop with a battery tester, the next thing is the alternator , have that tested.

Your problem will be a bad alternator or battery. good day.

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I would bet money you have a loose connection at the battery or the ground wire from the battery at the part connected to the engine. Check your battery terminals for starters. You lost all power at one point because your radio had to be reset and the ground would be the most common place to look. I hope this helps and good luck.

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I HAVE A 2001 VW BEETLE.EVERY MORNING I HAVE TO JUMP THE BATTERY OFF.I CHANGED STARTER,ALTERNATOR IS OK.EVERY MORNING IT MAKES A CLICKING SOUND BEFORE JUMP IT OFF.


Have your battery load tested. It sounds like overnight it's slowly losing it's charge. Another possibility is something electrical is "on" or draining battery overnight.

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I have a 2001 Sienna. I find in the morning the radio will sometimes lose it's presets. Also,the van starts fine but the odd time, when you go to start the engine, nothing happens when the key is turned. ...


If it starts without a jump, i would say it's the igntion switch that cuts off power to the radio at times. If it does need to be jumped, then replace the battery.

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Hi ihave a fiat brava 1.2 x reg in the morning the car will not start it turns over rather lazy and only 2 or 3 turns and the digital clock trip meter reset to zero.it has new battery earth wires ok...


It seems the battery loses power over night.
There seems to be some electrical componant chewing up the battery.
Try to remove one of the battery terminal wire at night and thn fix it in the morning and thn see if it will start without jumping, if it does thn the battery is being chewed up overnight.
If after removing the battery terminal at night and refitting it in the morning and it still requires jump start ,thn the battery is faulty.
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Any time the computer loses power it has to go threw a set of things to Learn how to run the car, it must go threw relearning process sometimes they never set all flags because you don't drive in conditions to set a flag, for example if you are in the desert and never drive up a hill like in Colorado then you would never meet that flag requirement, as for the low voltage it seems that the ASD shorts out on these rigs and sets the codes so you have to do a pin out of the computer to see if you have a bad ground a bad asd or asd relay and you would have to charge your battery to full capacity and do a voltage test and a load test on the battery and then see if the alternator is putting out.. Check the battery and charging system first.

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