Car battery has to be jumped everytime you start the car but runs fine till you turn the car off?
You car battery, or the connections to it, are bad. It can run on the alternator once engine is going.
sounds like a bad alternator. Take vehicle to a parts store like Autozone and ask them to test it!
If you use the radio without the engine running you will eventually discharge the power from the battery. It should be fine for a couple of hours, If not, your battery may need replacing.
If you turn the key and the lights in the instrument panel dim but the engine doesn't start... or if the battery volt meter is in the red or low. This indicates that the battery is or may be dead and you need a jump. The only thing a jump can help you with is a dead battery. You may need a new battery if your engine has taken longer to start in the previous… Read More
As long as the battery in the lawnmower is a 12 Volt battery you will be fine.
Does it crank over fine?
You need to bclear, does it crank or not crank?----for starters.
If you can jump start the car then the battery is not fine. Remove the battery cables and thoroughly clean them. If it still will not start check the voltage at the battery with the engine off. You should get 12.6 volts if the battery is fully charged. 12.4 it is 75%, 12.2 it is 50%, and 12.0 it is 25% charged. I would bet your battery is defective.
Why does your 1989 ford ranger start backfiring after only a year replacing the battery when ever it happens you replace the battery and it is fine?
when you unhook the battery the computer probably resets itself.
What would cause a 1998 Honda Accord to start only after a few tries and sometimes not start even thought the battery is fine?
Have you removed the battery cables and cleaned the battery posts and cable connections? This is a frequent cause for the problem that you describe.
Why wont my 99 Ford Contour start if battery and alternator test fine but battery light comes on and EVERY light in the car slowly dies down followed by car turning off?
If alternator and battery test fine- then you may have a bad fusable link not allowing the alternator to charge the battery
Bad solenoid, bad ground, faulty ig. switch.
I would check the battery terminals, probably a buildup of corrosion between the posts and the terminals, clean them up with boiling water and sandpaper till both parts are shiny clean. If you are connecting the jumper leads to the battery terminals when jump starting and it works fine then this is the only possibility.
I would not recommend jump starting a motorcycle using a car, unless it's an extreme emergency. Then you do not want the car running, or you could fry your charging system. *Edit* Actually jump starting a motorcycle from a car battery is absolutely fine - whether the car is running or not. The motorcycle battery will only draw the power it needs from the car battery and won't overload it's own circuits. I have jumped… Read More
You need to BClear.Are you asking if the battery is fine, or it won't crank, but you know the battery is fine?
Start with checking the battery terminals for corrosion, then the wires going to the starter. Be sure everything is clean and tight. Also have the battery checked
While driving All gaugesblinkerslights and heater go dead when you touch gas pedal truck sputters wants to die you then turn vehicle off now won't start unless jumped then truck is fine while warming?
It sounds like a loose connection somewhere between the battery and the main distribution.
You have a 1991 Chevy S10 Pickup that has been starting and running fine It ran out of gas and now will not start or even turn over it just clicks Where do you start to look?
Dead battery. Recharge it and see if it will start. If not, remove the battery and go have it tested.
Why would your 98 suburban not crank brand new battery no lights left on but needed to be jumped the other day and has a slow crank when it does start alternator tests fine?
I also have a suburban and recently had this problem--had it with another vehicle as well. sounds like a bad connection--loose or corroded terminals on the battery or relays. I have a 1997 C1500 V6 4.3L. After changing the battery, computer, alternator/voltage regulator and wiring I still had the problem. Turned out that continued use of a low/bad battery had ruined the starter motor.
Why does your Audi A4 3.0 v6 not start when you've have your battery and alternator checked and both are fine?
Check the starter.
How do you start a Ford Contour which stopped starting even though the alternator and battery are fine?
Get a new starter...lol.
Your car would not start after driving for a period of time but jump starting would start it but if you check the battery and the alternator they are perfectly fine. stater problem?
could be a bad cable connection. clean the battery terminals and the clamps on the battery cables. if it continues to do it, check for a bad ground cable from the battery.
How do you disable the starter kill on an 1988 GMC pickup after you have changed the battery the truck was running fine before Took the battery out to charge It would not start back up?
Turns over but will not start or will not turn over? Is there a small wire at the battery, positive side that is not connected?
Car was running fine turned it off and now it wont start the starter tested good and the battery is good turn the key and nothing at all happens no noise whatsoever?
Make sure the Car is in PARK, if it is in gear like Drive or Reverse, the Car won't start even if the battery and starter are fine.
Last Sunday my battery was dead, I got a jump start from a professorial battery charger, car started fine, got to church, after car would not start, had it towed to where I can buy a new Battery, car still will not start, where is the starter relay?, is there a fuse link for the starter any where?
Start by making sure that all of your electic things work, if not try fuses, but if everything else works fine remove your starter and have it tested for free. if it tests out to be fine then look into your wiring.
Why would a car start one day but then the next day it doesn't because the battery is dead and then you give it a jump and its fine I had the battery and the alternator checked and they were fine?
Check your red battery cable line. The same thing happened to me and it turned out to be that the red battery cable line was damaged. I had to replace the terminal because the cable line damage cuased it to burn out.
Your car will not start in the morning it turns over and al the power work s fine but it takes almost 10 turns of the key to get the car started it starts fine in the afternoon though Any thoughts?
There could be many reasons why a car has an issue starting in the morning but not the afternoon. The most common start is that the battery has an issue with cold start, and would need to be replaced with a battery that does have a cold start option.
Your 1995 Saturn SC1 will not start If you pop start it it'll run fine The battery is good what else could cause this?
If the battery is good and the alternator is charging then most likely the starter/starter solenoid is bad. You can also check the battery cables to make sure they are properly grounded.
You should check your voltage on your battery first to make sure it is not dead. You should check your battery cables if your battery checks out to be fine
A quick test I've always used is to start the car. Remove the neutral cable from the battery. If the car still runs your alternator is fine.
Either the battery is not fine and has a dead cell, or something is on pulling power from the battery. Any light on or stuck relay will drain the battery overnight.
About 3 months ago your car wouldnt start it was making a clicking noise so you bought a new starter your car was fine for a few days then wouldn't start again you bought a new battery and the car has?
it needed a new battery duhh
What is wrong with 1994 VW Golf when you turn on the ignition key and you just hear a ticking sound and sometimes if you try it again it will start to turn engine?
Check the battery, it might be low. A low battery can be caused by either an old, worn out battery or by a faulty alternator. If the alternator isn't putting electrical energy into the battery, the battery won't get charged. After all, a battery is only an electrical STORAGE device. If your battery is fine, you might have a weak starter. You should also check your ignition switch. Try disconnecting it, and then touching the… Read More
Yes, that is how you know that the battery is "strong" enough to start your car in cold weather. A battery in warm weather may have enough amps to start the car fine, but in cold weather, it wouldn't be able to crank it fast enough. A car battery efficiency drops off the colder it gets.
On a 97 cavalier after replacing the alternator and battery the battery light is still on and though it starts and runs fine what is causing the battery light to come on again after start?
MAYBE IT COULD BE A BAD SENSOR. IF IT IS RUNNING GOOD I WOULD JUST IGNORE IT.
Why wont your 1988 B250 Dodge van start unless you try the starter turn it off retry then it will start also it acts like the battery is down then turns over just fine?
I found out the starter relay was bad, also the battery had several weak cells. Replaced both and it starts just fine. Hope this helps someone else.
Why would a vehicle not start after being driven daily and running fine 2002 ford ranger edge v6 engine turns over fine but does not even try to start?
When you open the hood does your underhood light come on ? or if you have the key in the ignition with the drivers door open do you hear the chime ? If not , it sounds like a poor battery cable connection or a dead battery / dead cell in battery ( you don't mention if the engine cranks )
If you left the car lights on all night and the car doesn't start and you just replaced the battery about a week ago does that mean your car battery is dead?
It means the battery has been drained of all it's power. Simply recharge the battery with a battery charger and it will be fine. You do not have to replace the battery, although draining the battery fully does harm the battery. Charge the battery fully and it will function as it should.
My 1991 jeep wrangler will start fine one day then the next it wont start you can push start it and it will start a couple more times and then not start the next time any ideas?
Have you checked the battery for loose connections? wait is dis on a game
Why does your Chevy S-10 make a single click and not start if the battery is fine and this problem has gotten progressively worse?
if the timing belt has broke on a vauxhall corsa 1.4 will the pistons hit the valves
What does it mean when your 91 Lincoln does not start and it is flashing charge does this mean that you need a new battery?
I have a car like that and ours did the same thing we got new battery and it works fine now hope this helps.
1991 gmc van that will not start the battery is fine and the fuel pump turns on with the key and the battery but it just doesnt even engage the starter could the starter or ignition be out?
Most often it is the starter and not the ignition.
95Xjs running fine then left for a while Now it won't start or hold a charge Is it as simple as needing a new battery Or might there be a slow drain that needs to be addressed?
I'd get your battery trested - It's a FREE service at most Battery outlets.
3.4 1996 Monte Carlo you have replaced the alternator and the battery in the last month this morning it started fine than you tried to start it at work and it does nothing at all?
Make sure the battery cables are making good contact with the battery and are clean and tight.
usually in any vehicle when the battery dies if you keep turning the key there will be a ticking sound and since the battery has no power left it wont turn over your engine therefor it not being able to start however if the battery is just fine you got me
1997 dodge caravan wont start or turn over power works it ran fine for about 45min then turned it off now wont start.?
Engine seized? Weak battery? Loose or corroded battery cables? Bad starter? Bad starter solenoid?
Why did your 2000 Town Car blower stop working again you jumped the blower motor from the battery it started working fine for a few months but now it stopped again?
Best guess, is that the unit should be run through a fuse panel not direct current all the time from the battery. Believe you probably burned out the motor because it was getting full current all the time from the battery
What could cause a 1991 fort temp to start hard it acts as if the battery is dying but the battery is fine if you run shut off then try to start again it will not start?
More than likely you have a bad starter, I would suggest (if you have the tools) taking the starter out and having it tested at a local auto parts store.
If the battery is good and fully charged but the engine will not turn over then either the starter or the ignition switch is defective. Or you have a loose or corroded connection.