From personal experence if its a small 4cyl car that doesnt have loads of power to begin with. A battery with a weak cell that doesnt come upto full voltage will run the alternator harder and use more power from the engine. I cant say this will make it sluggish. But its a noticeable power difference when your alternator is making power to run the car and when its going full out trying to charge a bad battery.
A battery is only used to start your engine. Once started, the battery is being charged by either the alternator or generator for it's next use during startup.
I'd check the fuel filter, spark plugs, spark plug wires (spraying them with WD-40 will eliminate moisture from getting in the wires which could cause weak or no spark at all) or have a tune-up. Also, check inside the distributor cap for any moisture accumulation.
Another possibility could be condensation in the gas. Put one pint of 'Dry Gas' in the tank to allow any moisture to burn off. Let the tank go to almost empty before refilling again with gas.
Note: 'Dry Gas' should be used on every other fill up to eliminate condensation in gas tanks that are not kept full all the time or during seasonal temperature changes.
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The only way I have ever seen that happen is when the altanator was not putting out and it will not run long.
Many things can cause a car to be sluggish like dirty air filter, check engine light came on, bad transmission, bad engine, etc.
The knock sensor retards the engine timing when there is a knock or ping detected. This will make the car a little sluggish. It is rare that the knock sensor goes bad.
It sounds like the alternator is bad. If the alternator is bad the battery will not hold charge when running
Yes, that is possible.
Yes. However the alternator may also be bad as it will usually keep the car running once started. The primary duty of the battery is to start the car, and then supply reserve power if needed.
A bad car battery makes engine start for a second and will not go through, a second attempt of turning the key will just make a tick" sound and no more. This kind of problem is due to a defective battery very sure.
The Alternator might be bad. Make sure the battery terminals are clean, and the wires are good. If you still have a problem check the fuses.
no if the car doesnt start check the battery and the alternator and the starter.
The battery does not have sufficient voltage to start the car when it's cold. Have the battery checked out. If it still goes click click after running the car for a while, have the alternator checked also. A bad battery will not hold a charge and a bad alternator will not recharge the battery, (That is the reason to have the battery checked first). Make sure the connections at the battery are clean and tight.
If the car won't start, jump it off. While it is running, remove the positive cable from the battery. If the car dies, then your alternator is bad. If it keeps running then you may have a bad battery.
Your car won't make a sound even With a good battery will just "click"
Anyplace that sells auto batteries will accept the battery for recycling. If it is bad there is no way to make it good. It is basically junk.
Yes, one bad cell in a car battery will cause the car not to start.
its either the alternator the battery is bad or a loose or bad wire on the starter
Could be a few things, weak alternator, bad battery, bad wiring. If you have a subwoofer in your car with no battery cap that will certainly do it.
You would make a car battery comparison by comparing which car battery seems better. You shouldn't keep the old car battery near because you can get it mixed up with the newer ones.
Yes, A car battery can have enough charge to turn on car electrical components but not start the car. This is not much of an indication of a bad battery however. Use a volt meter to test the power in the battery. If the battery seems low put it on a trickle charge. Most modern chargers will tell you if your battery is bad or not. The battery also has to be load tested to determine if it's good or not.
you can avoid draining the good battery
well yeah absolutely
get a battery and a small car Dr. x
Nylon cannot be made into car battery because it is not resistant to the acid in the car battery.