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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-16-2002, 09:56 AM
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Battery Question

Ok, is the problem the battery if:
I go out in the morning and start it, but it cranks slow and won't fire then crapps out, interior lights work and whatnot, guage reads in the red (8-9), I get a jump and fires right up, drive around with lights, stereo, wipers and heater on for about 1/2 hour, guage reads a steady 15 volts. Come back, turn off all accessories, turn off truck, immediately afterwards, turn the key back to "on" guage reads 13 volts, turn to start.....cranks slow and won't fire, let key off start, guage reads 8-9 again. Is my battery shot??
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-16-2002, 10:42 AM
 
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Re: Battery Question

Yes, once it's started it's running off the alternator so thats why you show 15 volts.

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Re: Battery Question

willy's called it. the alt is running everything. your battery wont hold a charge though. you need a new one.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2002, 06:05 PM
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Re: Battery Question

They are probaly right but I would also check my starter, It could be going out and requireing more juice to turn the motor over. Just check everything possible before jumping into your wallet!!! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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