Can a loose battery cable cause transmission problems?
Yes, cause a reduction of power to the engine. It will result in a power-train malfunction error
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%DETAILS% A loose battery cable can cause no spark at the plugs, it can also cause your car not to start. Some newer cars need a min. 10 volts to run. Dirty cables can cause t…he same problem too. answer definetly yes a loose cable stops proper voltage getting to where it needs to be tighten cable and see if that fixes problem loose cable will also prevent proper recharging of battery
A loose battery cable will allow the alternator to run 'open circuit'. This puts the engine computer and other equipment under alot of strain from having to deal with very poo…r quality power. (essentially pulsed dc with some high voltage spikes and varying with engine RPM) The battery greatly stabilizes this dirty power.. Assuming you didn't fry your engine computer, I'd try just resetting it. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait 5 minutes. Hook it back up. Try to start it.. Beware of doing this if you have an anti-theft radio or an ignition key with a chip in it. You'll likely end up needing the dealer.. The harder the copper wire presses the more energy will flow through it.
What could be the problem if a 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme battery cable came loose and after you replaced it the engine turns over but won't start?
Answer . Go back to the basics, fuel, ignition and compression. Check fuel by spraying a small amount of starting fluid into the throttle body while attempting to start the… engine. If it briefly starts with the starting fluid, you PROBABLY have a fuel delivery problem. If nothing happens with the starting fluid, check for ignition. Pull one spark plug wire, plug it in to a spare sparkplug and set the plug on a metal part of the engine and attempt to start the engine again. If you have a good, bright spark, run a compression check.
Use the appropriate socket on the nut and tighten it. Make sure the cable is in the correct position first.
I'm not so sure :(
Yes. If it is loose on the side that comes from that alternator, then the alt. is not getting the opportunity to charge the battery. So basically you're running your car on pu…re battery and it will go dead accordingly
Can a loose positive battery cable prevent the alternator from charging the batter and can it cause a battery drain while the engine is not running?
Yes, a loose battery cable will prevent the alternator from charging the battery. The drain on the battery is not caused by the engine not running unless an accessory is left …on. Most likely, the drain is caused by accessories (radio, lights, etc) while the engine is running due to the battery not receiving its charge from the alternator and then not having enough charge left to start the engine.
A no start condition where the starter just clicks.
It is one of hundreds of things that could turn the check engine light on.
A loose battery cable can cause the battery to not be able to receive a charge from the alternator. This can run the battery down. Will it kill the battery? Yes and no. Draini…ng the battery once will do very little harm but it will do some. Run it down a few times and you can ruin the battery. Auto batteries are designed to be kept charged and are not designed to be run down and recharged like a deep cell marine battery or golf cart battery.
Yes, a loose cable actually could cause those problems, as well as others. I was dealing with a large variety of electronics problems in my last car. They included the problem… you described. When I finally took it to the shop, the battery post itself was very loose. They tightened it back up, it took about 2 minutes, and all of my car's problems were solved.Check your antenna connections.
Hard starting, corrosion at terminals, eventually cause a weak charge on the battery from cranking too much, will not start at all, can cause your carburetor to flood.
No, the alternator takes over for the battery once the car has been cranked. Try this, start the car; remove the positive cable from the battery; if the car dies, then you hav…e a faulty alternator. Of course it makes sense to make sure the battery cables are tight at all times.
On some car yes it will.