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Pc800 start problem, will jump start

Apears to have a flat battery, but have tried several batterys. It starts great with a jump start.

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  • bill david Feb 24, 2012

    Thanks for the help, after having trouble with it all day, I went out to put it in the shed and it started fine. I just ordered a couple of air shut of kits for the carbs. I think that may help the starting a little also.
    Randy's comment about the dead short caught my eye, somtimes that sort of thing can be intermitent. I'll check that out, Thanks again for the responses. Bill

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Hi
The clicking noise you hear is the starter solenoid that switches power to the starter motor. The fact it is clicking indicates that everything up to the solenoid is working. A few things to check

  1. be sure that all connections to the battery and earth to the chassis are secure and free from corrosion
  2. check the terminations at the solenoid and starter motor to be sure that that they are ok. 
  3. If you can meter 12 volts getting to the starter, would point to the starter failing. May need the brushes replaced. 
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Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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You have a dead short somewhere,Just start tracing wires for the ignition first.

Start with the switch and work your way back.

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SOURCE: I have a new battery but when I press the start button nothing !

you have a lazy starter this is your problem but you can recondition any starter cutting the cost down hope this helps?

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The best thing to do is chk your charging system at the batt terminals w/engine running. The charge rate should be between 13,6 - 14.2 volts. THE HIGHER THE VOLTAGE, THE LOWER THE AMP S. iN TURN , LOWER VOLTS MEAN HIGHER AMPS. iF IT IS CHARGING AT 13V OR LOWER THE BATTERY IS NO GOOD. iF VOLTS ARE HIGHER THAN14.2V, tHE ALTERNATER IS BAD. Often a battery can be saved with a trickle charger, charging at a very low rate over a 48 hr. period. If the Alt charges at substained high output it can overheat and fail. Motor cycle alts. rarely fail because the engine oil removes the heat. So, Chk the battery fluids, slow charge for 24 hrs and repeat the voltage chk. _Good Luck_Ned_

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Bike cranks and runs fine,

Sounds like an alternator or charging problem.
Check to see if you are getting around 14v on your battery with the engine running.
If not you will have to investigate your alternator etc.

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How do you tell if it needs charged or not?


Hi Kelly, A fully charged battery is 12.4 to 12.6. and when the motors running it's 14.3 to 14.6... Three reasons your battery is flat (isn't charging), You have a faulty battery, A power drain or you have a faulty alternator... Clean your battery terminals and If you don't have a multimeter then Try jump starting your flat battery and driving your car for at least ten minutes then turned the motor off and try starting it WITHOUT jump start, If the battery's still flat then it's the battery, If your car starts straight away but won't start the next day then you have a power drain... If you jump start your flat battery and go for a ten minute drive but during that drive the motor dies without turning off the key then it's the alternator....
A mechanic or an auto electrician can usually test Free of charge if you can get it there....CHEERS..

Apr 16, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Jump-start Jaguar X-type? it's more complicated than you think.


Jump Start of Vehicle Battery


IF THE BATTERY YOU ARE USING TO JUMP-START THE VEHICLE HAS RECENTLY BEEN CHARGED IT MAY STILL BE GASSING, COVER THE VENT PLUGS OR COVERS WITH A DAMP CLOTH TO REDUCE THE RISK OF EXPLOSION SHOULD ARCING OCCUR WHEN CONNECTING THE JUMP LEADS.

Turn off all electrical ancillary circuits such as radio, lights, indicators etc. If the reason for a flat battery is unknown the condition may be as a result of an electrical short circuit, so care must be taken during the Jump-start process and subsequent to connection to ascertain if this is the case. A short circuit or un-isolated ancillary load can cause arcing when the jump leads are connected, a small 'crackle' is normal but any spark or flash is an indication of a problem that should be rectified before attempting to Jump-Start the vehicle.

Jaguar do not recommended that the vehicle is jump started, and If at all possible it is preferable to replace the flat battery with a suitable fully charged unit rather than jump-start the car. However if it is done it should be carried out by suitably qualified personel. Garage services and services like AA and RAC homestart should be used whenever possible.

Obviously there are occasions when carrying out this proceedure yourself is the only practical way proceed.

If there is no option but to jump-start the discharged battery should be removed and recharged immediately after jump starting to avoid permanent damage.

High quality, heavy duty Jump leads must be used as the current consumption during starting is very high, and a voltage loss will be
exhibited though the jump leads, increasing current requirement.

Make sure that the Jump Start battery is of the same voltage as the vehicle, and suitable to provide the required starting current.

MAKE SURE THAT THE ENDS OF THE JUMP LEADS DO NOT TOUCH EACH OTHER OR GROUND AGAINST THE VEHICLE BODY AT ANY TIME WHILE THE LEADS ARE ATTACHED TO THE BATTERY. ARCING AND VERY RAPID DISCHARGE CAN CAUSE THE BATTERY TO EXPLODE.

Connect the jump leads in the following sequence.
Connect Positive Jump Lead to Jump Start battery positive terminal.
Connect Positive Jump Lead to Vehicle battery positive terminal.
Connect Negative Jump Lead to Jump Start battery negative terminal.
Connect Negative Jump Lead to a suitable vehicle ground point at least, 300 mm (12 in) from the battery terminal e.g. engine lifting bracket, do not do not connect directly to the vehicle battery terminal.

Start the vehicle and rev to 2000 rpm, then allow tickover for 5-10 minutes.

Do not attempt continued repeated starting of the vehicle, this will cause heat build up at the terminals and though the jump leads degrading the leads performance and adding to voltage loss.

Allow 3-4 minutes recovery time for the leads and Jump Start battery between attempts to start.

Before disconnecting the jump leads, switch on the heated rear screen, to reduce the alternator voltage peak when the leads are removed, as this can damage electronic equipment.

Disconnect the jump leads in the reverse order to the connecting sequence taking great care not to short the ends of the leads.

Do not rely on the alternator to restore a discharged battery.
Ensure that the battery is recharged or replaced with a fully recharged unit
as soon as possible.

Following Jump-starting of a compleately discharged battery, you may need to carry out a Green ECM drive Cycle, this will allow the powertrain control module to 're-learn' idle values, and most likely need to re-enter your radio code, details of these can be found at. http://www.bluejag.co.uk

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1996 nissan maxima starts and runs great, a couple days later it wont' start, finally it will start, jumping battery does not help, but car runs great if and when it starts


I suggest that you take the starter motor to an accredited auto electrician as it indicates a dry joint problem in the armature bars
the fix is
the bars can be re-soldered
or My preference -- a new armature

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I jumped car off it crunk on its own fora day,then batt went dead again,this time it won't jump off. It wants to crank but won't turn over.


not sure what you said but.
seems the battery is discharging,? 12.6v is fully charged,
own a voltmeter?
try a good loaned battery , does it start the car,?
i think you meant?
i can jumper cable start my car at any time. (off another running car)
but after running my car, the battery discharges and it will not crank at all. right?
this means ,the charging system on your car is bad.
if the starter cranks great, then the engine is flooded or is in great need of a tune up (sparkplugs etc)
if flooded try the super secret in the op guide, crank with throttle wide open , this magic trick cuts all fuel injection allowing the flooding
to purge away, and eventual starting.
my guess 2 is the car wont start, so you crank the battery flat
you jumper start it and it runs. (luck)
then day 2, same deal cranks ok but wont start.. ever tune up the engine?

Feb 08, 2013 | 2007 Suzuki Forenza Sedan

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Flat battery when i try to jump start it just clicks


Your battery connections are dirty or loose...the clicking is a normal sign as the battery is not charged enough to properly crank your motor...when you do get it started...drive to your nearby auto parts store for a free battery check. Hope this helps.

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My lumina will jump start and starts several times then goes dead with clicking noise


I would say if the car stays running after u jumped started it I would replace the battery

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1990 zr550 bought in october 09, not starting


sounds like the battery is dead flat and needs to be recharged or a new one fitted,, you could try jumping the bike using a car battery and jump leads but dont short the leads out and put the clips on the right posts + to + ,,_ to _ it should turn over ok then

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Battery dead, or starter problem? My 1992 381i won't start. The battery has at least some juice in it (I can turn the headlights and interior lights on). But the digital clock has re-set to 0:00,...


It is most likely a flat or dead battery but first check the battery terminals are clean and firmly attached.
If all above checks ok replace the battery.

There are several reasons why an attempted jump start may not have worked, such as :-
1) the jump cables used are poor quality,
or
2) the battery used as a power source may not have sufficient capacity.

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