Won't start, won't turn over, battery good, no headlights
I just finished changing my oil, and while repressurizing the air conditioner with the engine running the car started to stall and then did stall. by coincidence the last few days my car was idling very rough and has stalled out at a stop light. I checked the battery and it has almost 13 volts. I don't have any headlights and I can't shift my car into neutral to get it out of the garage.
Wow just by changing the oil hey well when i first read it u said u repressurizing the AC i thought maybe the ac seeized or u forgot oil and the motor seeized. douht it head lights n not going in to neutral sounds strange
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Try this procedure:
Check the battery like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.
If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
Check that the battery cable plus post, goes to the starter, Minus post to a good ground, like the engine.
If wiring is ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter.
Problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear or starting relay, Have someone bang on the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging the bendix gear..
Hope this helps.
baterr ywas dead changed it-new battery worked-discharged once air turned on-put in 2nd bateer yseems fimne as long as you don't turn on the air-if you do there is a clicking inside radioconsole and discharges battery
When a battery is very low, even a jump won't work because the battery takes too much out of the jump. Take the battery out and have it charged up. If it won't take a charge, get a new one. But also make sure the battery terminals and cable ends are shiny and greased.
If you really want to be sure, put a voltmeter on it. A good battery should be 12.5. When you crank it should go down to about 10. If it goes below 9, either the battery is too low, or the starter is draining too much. If it never goes below 11, it is not draining enough, and the solenoid is probably bad. If when you stop cranking, it comes back up to over 11, then the battery is good, so the starter is probably bad.