Hey Nathan==Some batteries need to be charged before they will start a car. If the lights are bright and when you try to start the car with them on they go out you might have a bad starter. First though take the cables off and clean them good and make sure there is a good ground between the engine and the body. This ground is very important. GoodluckJoe Everything previously stated is correct, make sure those contacts are clean and don't have any play. Check the connections on both terminals on the battery, and also to the starter, could be a bad solenoid (usually mounted to the starter on GM's). Good luck If the A/C compressor and clutch are locked up, they will not let the serpentine belt turn, thus the engine will not turn over.
No. That would defy the point of putting the battery there in the first place.
I had the same problem. Putting in a new starter relay and changing out the battery cables fixed the issue.
Sounds like a short on one of the battery cells. Get the local tyre and battery shop to check the battery out
Battery or battery cables would be the first thing I would look at.Battery or battery cables would be the first thing I would look at.
I would not I would buy a 12 volt charger and plug it in for a day
Check the battery cables or starter.
It would depend on the condition of the battery and if the battery charger has a jump start mode.
Try putting in a new battery and then making sure the hazard switch is off.
Cause a no start situation.
is the battery dead? if not check your connections and/or for corrosion
bad battery or loose battery cable
I would start by checking the battery and fuses.
From your description I would say you could rule out the battery but not the alternator (the part that charges the battery) but it's most likely the starter
take them out . you should charge battery then be ok.
If you are using it to turn on the car a good battery would help.
Either a discharged battery or a corroded battery terminal. The battery could be discharged because the alternator isn't working.
The battery is dead - you would need to boost the vehicle in order for it to start , but once you shut the vehicle off it will not start again without boosting or hooking it up to a battery charger
This sounds like a battery that isn't putting out it's full load of cranking amps anymore. However, when you turn the key to "start" a relay should automatically turn off all of your electrical devices. So I would start there with the starter relay.
=== === Some types of electrical shorts do cause the battery to discharge. But usually a bad alternator just does not charge the battery. Or does not put a large enough charge back into the battery. This causes the battery to discharge when you start and run the motor. The spark plugs and other things need electricity that would usually come from the alternator is now coming from your battery. If your bad alternator is not recharging the new battery, the battery will soon fail to start or run your vehicle. You need to have your alternator tested. It should be putting out at least 12 volts, usually around 13 to 15 volts.
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.
you should be able to start your jimmy up right after you install your new battery...if it doesnt, I would replace or clean your battery cable terminals and see if that works!
I would start with your battery.
Could be your battery, starter, ignition, check them... would start with the battery !
If it is a 12 volt marine battery, then yes. If it's a 6 volt marine battery, then you would need two of them wired in series to make the 12 volts needed to start the vehicle.
A dead cell in your battery would do that . When you open the hood does your underhood light come on ? or if you have the key in the ignition and the drivers door open do you hear the chime ? if not it could be a poor battery cable connection or a dead battery