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PimpTrickGangstaClik
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"Car help: Did I buy a fucked off battery or what?"


  

          

Couple of days ago, my car wouldn't start. Lights turn on, radio works, etc., but just a click when I turn the key.

Figured the battery was bad (it's about 4 years old) so we jumped it.
Took it to Autozone and bought a new one. Plopped the new one in and it started right up. All is good in the world.

But... I go to my car today. Same shit as before. Lights on, but just a click when I try to start it.

Is there another possible problem? It's hard to believe that I got a defective battery that goes bad just after one day.

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its not your battery...
Jan 09th 2015
1
Damn. I was hoping it would be a cheap/quick fix
Jan 09th 2015
4
Check the starter
Jan 09th 2015
2
Bet
Jan 09th 2015
7
can you jump it again today?
Jan 09th 2015
3
RE: can you jump it again today?
Jan 09th 2015
6
Auto parts stores are NOTORIUOUS for selling bogus parts
Jan 09th 2015
5
SONS OF BITCHES!!
Jan 09th 2015
8
your battery cable connection might be loose...tighten the battery termi...
Jan 09th 2015
9
Aight. I'm about to go out and fiddle with it. Hope it works
Jan 09th 2015
10
I love you bastards!!!
Jan 09th 2015
11
the battery cable on my LS was shitty like that and I'd have
Jan 09th 2015
13
yep
Jan 09th 2015
14
Did you have the old battery tested ???
Jan 09th 2015
12

CyrenYoung
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Fri Jan-09-15 05:04 PM

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1. "its not your battery..."
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Fri Jan-09-15 05:06 PM by CyrenYoung

  

          

..if your lights are working, its not the battery.

might wanna check the terminal connection for the battery, but this sounds like it could be anything from your alternator to your ignition. that's a decent margin for issues, so a professional diagnostic is in order.


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PimpTrickGangstaClik
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Fri Jan-09-15 05:22 PM

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4. "Damn. I was hoping it would be a cheap/quick fix"
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I'm just trying to do some logical deduction to sniff out the problem.
Battery shouldn't be the issue anymore since I just replaced it. So it's on to more expensive things.

'Preciate the suggestions

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ShawndmeSlanted
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Fri Jan-09-15 05:08 PM

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2. "Check the starter"
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Fri Jan-09-15 05:09 PM by ShawndmeSlanted

  

          

and like Cy said check all the battery terminals

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PimpTrickGangstaClik
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Fri Jan-09-15 05:30 PM

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7. "Bet"
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Rjcc
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Fri Jan-09-15 05:17 PM

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3. "can you jump it again today?"
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also, where do you live and how cold is it? what kind of vehicle do you have?

it is possible to have enough power ot tun on the lights and not turn over the battery, but it's weird you would have that with two batteries. you might have a problem with the actual battery cable itself, but what you need to do is test the battery to see if it is putting out enough amps

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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PimpTrickGangstaClik
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Fri Jan-09-15 05:28 PM

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6. "RE: can you jump it again today?"
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Didn't try to jump it again yet. I'm betting it will though, since it's the exact same situation as before I replaced the battery. Lights on full blast, but no start.

It's pretty cold (about 20 degrees). I'm rolling with a Baby Boy Accord (2003).
Before I do anything, I think I'm going to act an ass at Autozone lol.
Then get them to test the battery.


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deejboram
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Fri Jan-09-15 05:23 PM

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5. "Auto parts stores are NOTORIUOUS for selling bogus parts"
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if you replace it a SECOND time then yeah, it's your shit
but i've had 3-4 alternators be "bad" on me from Auto Zone
never had that problem with any part at Napa

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PimpTrickGangstaClik
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8. "SONS OF BITCHES!!"
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Yeah, I'm leaning towards it to being another issue.
But they're about to get a full 2 minutes of my wrath when I go up there.

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ambient1
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Fri Jan-09-15 05:33 PM

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9. "your battery cable connection might be loose...tighten the battery termi..."
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Fri Jan-09-15 05:34 PM by ambient1

  

          

Then u should be good to go


It aint the starter...if it was it would crank but not turnover


It could be the alternator but I seriously doubt it

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PimpTrickGangstaClik
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10. "Aight. I'm about to go out and fiddle with it. Hope it works"
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PimpTrickGangstaClik
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11. "I love you bastards!!!"
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Fri Jan-09-15 06:01 PM by PimpTrickGangstaClik

  

          

I guess one of the terminals wasn't secured as tightly as it should have been.
Jiggled the cable and tightened the nut a little bit and it started up.

Thanks for the help. Saved me from getting hoodwinked by a mechanic

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Rjcc
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13. "the battery cable on my LS was shitty like that and I'd have"
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same prob. the battery can drain just from that, and or it's just not getting enough power because it's only kinda making contact.

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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ambient1
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Fri Jan-09-15 06:59 PM

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14. "yep"
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TR808
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Fri Jan-09-15 06:03 PM

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12. "Did you have the old battery tested ???"
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The battery is charged by the alternator when the car runs.. if the alternator is bad then the battery will not hold a charge.

  

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