I know have a weak battery so i jumpstarted my bike with no prob it started and turned off from being cold. second try with the cables hooked up, the headlight went out but back light still on and it wont turn over at all i was wandering if this could be a fuse or something simple thanks for any help
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Re: 1997 zx9 wont turn over battery dead
YOU NEED TO TRICKLE CHARGE THAT BATTERY TILL FULLY CHARGED AT A RATE OF 1 TO 2 AMPERS IF THE BATTERY WONT HOLD THE CHARGE YOU WILL NEED A NEW BATTERY THE NEW BATTERY WILL NEED TRICKLE CHARGING AT THE SAME AMPER RATING FOR AT LEAST 16 HOURS THE REASON WHY YOUR LIGHT WHENT OUT IS NOT ENOUGH POWER TO SUPPORT EVERY THING FROM THE BATTERY
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look at the battery first.. there are two connections.. one a plus and one a minus,, check and clean both of these first make sure they are snug not loose and somewhat clean..check for a good charge also. these batteries go dead quickly in cold weather..usally when the headlights go dead the battery is dead also..(need to charge or jumpstart) if you have a charger connect it and let charge for a while(if not a second running car connected for a while will do) see if the battery is good, if not replace it.. repost findings..
It is highly possible that battery is just dead. This also happened to me on my 97 Jeep Cherokee. I started it in the morning with no issue what so ever, then when i went to go start it again a short while later it was the same issue your having. I tried to jumpstart it and nothing. The clicking noise your hearing is from the starter itself which is perfectly normal when you have a dead battery. That is why your lights dim when you try to start it. It is because when your trying to turn over the starter your having a power drain from whatever is left in the almost dead battery but it doesn't have enough power to turn the starter. Also that is why when you tried to jumpstart it and it didn't work, the battery is just too dead to accept the charge passing through it. Replace the battery and all will be fine. A good name brand battery costs roughly $70-$100 depending on the brand of the battery. I personally have had nothing but good luck with Duralast and Interstate batteries. Good luck. Happy motoring.
A battery can read 12 volts yet be weak in cold cranking amps, try a jumpstart and if that works have your battery load tested. Im betting your gonna find the battery fails the load test, meaning it needs to be replaced..
If you noticed the car getting harder to start when warm lately, it could be the starter is bad; a bad starter will work when cold but once it heats up, will require more and more power to turn over
Bad battery; a dead battery won't turn the car over even with a jump; it would need a slow charge to work again; even sealed batteries have caps that can be pried open to do a cell check (battery cell checkers inexspensive at the auto parts store) if you have 1 dead cell, the battery needs replacement
Corrosion; just because the posts and cables may be clean at the battery, doesn't mean there's no corrosion on the other ends of the cables
Hope this answers your question and gives you a good place to start. All the best.
If cranking is slow it could be a sign of a 'near to dead' battery.
When cranking on its battery there is a too low voltage and weak or no sparking.
When jump starting or pushing the bike, there is a good spark and the engines fires up.
Check also the spark plugs! And carburettors cleaniness
Well to start with the car would start if hooked up to another for jumpstarting.....This is what you should do....First before hooking up cables turn on your headlights ,,probably they didnt turn on cause of dead battery...turn them off and hook up cables ,prior to trying to start, turn on lights again if still no lights which is what i predict means faulty connection either with cables or corroded or loose terminals attatched at battery...clean and tighten as necesary and repeat procedure....Good Luck