Re: Another electrical problem
You don't say if we are talking about the original battery here. If
we are dealing with a five year old battery, then the problem you
describe is to be expected and the solution is to install a new
On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 07:04:48 -0700, Big Bill <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 02:59:56 GMT, "John Ahnen"
>>This evening we went to a party for a friend in the 2000 Eddie Bauer
>>Explorer (68K miles). It's been starting and running fine, no problems
>>whatsoever. When we went to leave about 2 1/2 hours later, the battery was
>>nearly flat dead. There was nothing left on to drain the battery. I tried
>>jumping it off, but it would not charge enough to crank.
>>Anyone have any ideas about why the battery would go dead so quickly? I
>>plan to go buy a new battery in the morning and go get the car. Is there
>>something I should check before or after putting a new battery in? I do not
>>have much experience in working on new (computer-type) cars, but I can
>>follow simple direction and read the owners manual.
>>Please if you have a suggestion, try to put it in simple terms for me.
>>Thanks in advance.
>It's been my experience that when a battery dies of old age, it often
>does as you describe: run fine, then not start, and not take a charge.
>To be fair, it usually gives hints that aren't seen as such; slower
>starts, drastic dimming of lights when starting, for example. Then, it
>won't accept a jump, because it's shorted internally.
>Obviously, the cure is a new battery.