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No start after 4 months out of use. Will run with starting fluid. This is a v-6. I noticed that the alternator isn't charging during the short time it runs while sprayig the throttle body.

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Replace crank sensor i had same trouble would start with fulid
replaced sensor runs great now

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88 Izusu Trooper II with 274000 miles Battery warning light comes on when first starting and running- after driving awhile, it goes off and starts charging- also during the warning period- the blower


Sounds like your battery isn't charging properly, first thing to check, is your alternator belt slipping, is it tight enough, if so does it need replacing?

Next the battery, if its over 2 years old it could be on its way out. Does it hold its charge?

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I have a 97 Ford Expedition. Every time I go to crank up it won't crank I would have to get a jump. And I'd just bought that battery a couple of months ago. Then when I took it to be checked out I...


ok, first, once the vehicle is started, the alternator should take over the functions of the car,, not the battery , the battery should charge during this time, ( car running) if the alternator is having to supply to much juice to the battery the whole car suffers, and the battery never fully charges . Just because the battery says 12 volts, doesn't mean the amps are there, which you need to start the vehicle,, take the battery and get it LOAD tested, this will let you know if one or more cells in the battery aren't up to par, if it doesn't measure up,, get it replaced, you sate that its only 4 months old, so take it to someone other than who you bought the battery from, and have it load tested there, once you have a known GOOD battery ,, start the vehicle,, then with a meter check the battery posts,, you should get a reading of between 13.5-14.5 volts, if you don't,, your alternator isn't doing its job and will need replacing

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How many accessories do you have plugged into the power ports? Do you have a lot of stereo equipment in the vehicle? Do you only make short trips with the vehicle? Too much load on the system from accessories (Cell phones, computers, GPS receivers, stereo equipment etc.) will cause batteries to drain. An alternator will provide enough power to run all of the stock electrical load and maintain a charge on the batteries. However, if the electrical load is greater than the alternators output, power is drawn from the batteries as well. Combine that with constant short trips and the batteries will never have a chance to be recharged.

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Brake and Batt warning lights on at same time while engine running. Brake fluid is max and alternator belt looks good.


1st clean all the battery connections,, it appears whats happening is that the alternator isn't being able to charge the battery after a start , normally a good cleaning will do the trick, But your battery could have a bad cell too, Just because a meter says 12volts, doesn't mean the battery has the amps it needs, so have the battery charged, then LOAD tested, any parts store usually can do this for you . once charged, and with a meter connected to the battery terminals, you should get a reading of 13.5-14.5 volts, if not, you have an alternator issue,, unless the brake pads are worn excessively, correcting the battery issue most the time will also clear the brake light

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