- OT – flat car battery help please!
Starting my Accord iCDTI has been a bit laborious a couple of times recently. Over the bank holiday weekend it hasn’t been driven and now it cranks but will not start.
The original battery is the OE one, so 8 years old. I guess it doesn’t owe me anything so I was planning to nip straight out in my wife’s car when the shops reopen tomorrow and buy a new one.
BUT I was having a nose around under the bonnet to look at connections, retaining straps etc and saw that the “battery condition” window still shows a green telltale. Should I investigate further before shelling out for a new battery? I have no reason to believe that the original battery hasn’t been charging i.e. no battery warning lights.
It will be interesting to see whether this or a car forum comes up with an answer the most quickly!Posted 4 years agojock-muttleyMember
Peter Griffin Solution;
Find a local pikey.. bung him £20 (at least half the price of a new battery) then have him & his mates do you over “pinch” your car keys (WINK, NOD, NUDGE)
Your car found 20 miles away burnt out after having been involved in a series of aggravated burglaries…
claim on insurance… end of battery problem.
Batteries are stored chemical energy the colder it is the worse they perform, if you have being doing a LOT of stop start in v cold weather (all electrics on full belt, high load not a lot of charging) then your battery would have taken a REAL hammering.
Charge it, or jump start it and take your car on a long run see what happens. If however you do a long run at least once a week in your car then the battery may be waving a white flag..
If however you doPosted 4 years ago
Cranking weak. New battery went in today. Started pretty well on the button. Drove 20 miles to work. Left it all day. Amazingly good starting at coming home time. Think the old one must have been weak for a while. One surprise benefit is that the car seems quicker and smoother now the engine management has been reset whilst powered down! All is well!Posted 4 years ago
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