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Old 06-14-2005, 01:37   #1 (permalink)
Blake Dodson
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Re: S-Type, Problem Starting

Yep. Batteries are cheap and is most likely the issue here. You could
try this.. disconnect your battery after you charge it, and then
re-connect it in the morning. If it is strong and starts your car
easily, then I think you need to repair/replace your alternator. There
are diodes in the alternator that keep electricity from flowing back
into the alternator thus making the alternator a "motor", and pulling a
current.

In these overloaded computerized cars it would be advised to replace
the battery every 2 years.

Blake

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Old 06-14-2005, 01:37   #2 (permalink)
Loz
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"Blake Dodson" <dieinterim@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:1117606358.819300.138840@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Yep. Batteries are cheap and is most likely the issue here. You could
> try this.. disconnect your battery after you charge it, and then
> re-connect it in the morning. If it is strong and starts your car
> easily, then I think you need to repair/replace your alternator. There
> are diodes in the alternator that keep electricity from flowing back
> into the alternator thus making the alternator a "motor", and pulling a
> current.
>
> In these overloaded computerized cars it would be advised to replace
> the battery every 2 years.



Cheers.

Am getting the battery tested tomorrow. I'm pretty sure it's the battery
though, since it won't start even after freshly charging. Just can't seem
to deliver enough current. Even the cars clock gained(!?) a couple of hours
last night!



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Old 06-14-2005, 01:37   #3 (permalink)
atec
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Loz wrote:
> "Blake Dodson" <dieinterim@comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:1117606358.819300.138840@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
>
>>Yep. Batteries are cheap and is most likely the issue here. You could
>>try this.. disconnect your battery after you charge it, and then
>>re-connect it in the morning. If it is strong and starts your car
>>easily, then I think you need to repair/replace your alternator. There
>>are diodes in the alternator that keep electricity from flowing back
>>into the alternator thus making the alternator a "motor", and pulling a
>>current.
>>
>>In these overloaded computerized cars it would be advised to replace
>>the battery every 2 years.

>
>
>
> Cheers.
>
> Am getting the battery tested tomorrow. I'm pretty sure it's the battery
> though, since it won't start even after freshly charging. Just can't seem
> to deliver enough current. Even the cars clock gained(!?) a couple of hours
> last night!
>
>
>

have you made sure that the cable connections are clean and tight , a
slightly hot joint will cost you dearly
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Old 06-14-2005, 01:37   #4 (permalink)
Loz
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"atec" <atec77@XXXhotmail.com> wrote in message
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> have you made sure that the cable connections are clean and tight , a
> slightly hot joint will cost you dearly


Yup.

Someone tried to start it using one of those booster packs today and it
never went. Though I suspect it might be as the vehicles own battery was
pretty much dead?

Seems to have been taking it's charge at the moment, as to wether it can
provide enough current though!!



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