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Take it to Autozone and buy one there they replace free

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Installed new battery on 2006 Galant and it still wont crank the engine. Put Jumpers on and it starts. Whats the problem?


If you're jumping with the jumper neg lead on engine block (like you should) then you have a bad ground lead.
If you are jumpering to the battery terminals then the connection to the battery itself is bad. Clean the battery connector terminals.

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Son Installed new battery and now no current to anything


Measure the voltage in the new battery. It should read close to 12Volts. Some batteries need to be charged before they are sold. Perhaps yours didn't. Have you tried to charge it yourself?

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Can a new car radio kill the battery?


Yes and that was due to bad installation. I have had 3 car stereos installed on my 98 RAV4 through Best Buy and never had battery problems. I even had 2 amps installed as well but the installers had to make me buy this 200-dollar thing that would not drain the battery.

If you are getting a drain through the radio's power supply it could eventually drain down the battery if it was improperly installed, I would pull the fuse for the radio and see if the drain continues, if the drain does not stop there is another short somewhere. To learn more :

http://www.xcardiag.com/wholesale/automotive-battery-analyser-vat-560-tool-536.html

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Stored 2yrs. installed new battery. won't keep charged. dead next morning.


You didn't mention how far if any you drove since installing battery. First jump start, put voltmeter in battery while idling - should read 13.1v-15.8v. Anything less, replace alternator. If good, load test new battery.

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All gauges went dead while driving, lights progressively dimmed and finally engine quit.


Your alternator died. You drove until your battery died also. You need a new alternator and a new battery. You might be able to get away with just charging your battery. Do Not jump start the vehicle and let the new alternator try to charge the old battery! Take the battery to a service station for testing and a charge. Install the new alternator and then install the charged battery not vice versa and you'll be fine.

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How to switch out the battery


Remove Negative terminal first, then positive terminal. Battery will have some type of tie down or block at base with a bolt you will have to remove. Remember how it goes back together. Remove battery.
Install new battery and tie down or block. Install Positive terminal then Negative terminal.
Remember to never touch both Positive and negative terminals with a metal object (ie..ratchet, wrench etc) this can cause injury and/or permanent damage to a new battery.

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Alternator problem


1.You need to install a Fully charged battery, before you install a new alternator. Otherwise it will burn the alternator up.

2.I read what you typed about installing a new battery. Was the new battery fully charged, and was it installed before the new alternator?
No?
See number 1 above.

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Installed new alternator and car battery still will not charge.


did you unhook the battery prior to installing the alternator

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Need the steps to installing a new car battery in my 2003 impala.


First disconnect, NEGATIVE cable, than the positive cable. Than remove the bolt or strap that is securing battery. Then when you install new battery, Connect POSITIVE FIRST, then negative battery.
Make sure battery is charged before installing in vehicle. It will save lots of tear on altenator.

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