Question about 1998 Chevrolet K1500
I would like to add that my 1500 has 2 batteries but only 1 gets used to start the other one is for trailering and accesories. and i found over the years that you can put the biggest battery you can find in your vehicle. i have 2 -1000 ca/800cca batteries in my truck. and one just the same in my "67" olds no problems. bigger is always better. even for your alternator.
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
If the battery you just bought isn't cranking over the motor (should sound like the motor is turning over slower than before) you may have bought the wrong battery. Batteries have different ratings based on what they are used for. One thing to look at is CCA's or Cold Cranking Amps. If you bought a new battery with less CCA's than what the engine calls for, even though all car batteries are rated for same voltage, your amperage is off and isn't quite enough to give the starter the power it needs to kick over your engine. By jumping the truck, you are giving it the bit of extra power needed. Now battery cables could also be a problem.....I had a set of jumper cables that were very cheap and they never transfered power the same way as my $80 pair that had a better gauge wire...same thing for battery cables but generally this shouldn't be an issue. If you have your old battery still, look at the CCA's on the battery label and compare them to the new battery.....should be different.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 23, 2015 | 1993 Nissan Pathfinder
Oct 30, 2014 | Cars & Trucks
Aug 13, 2014 | 1993 Nissan Pathfinder
Nov 20, 2013 | 2008 Chevrolet Aveo
Mar 12, 2013 | 2008 Dodge Caliber
Aug 10, 2012 | 1997 Nissan Pathfinder
Jan 31, 2012 | 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Oct 06, 2010 | 1999 Lexus Gs 300
Jan 02, 2010 | 2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab
Jun 10, 2009 | 1986 Ford Bronco
107 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: