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Why would a car start stalling after you put in a new battery?


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2005-10-25 13:02:41
2005-10-25 13:02:41

Don't assume the battery had anything to do with the stalling. If a stalling proiblem was associated with the battery, it would have done it right away. And if it did, it would usually need to relearn the idle. The computer needs reset. It could be that the battery wasn't the problem to begin with, it was the alternator, or something in the charging system. So you put in a new battery, and it's got some juice, but not too much.. It works fine for a few starts, but then the engine dies, and you can't start it again. Likely the battery isn't getting a charge. Another theory is that your trunk light isn't turning off when you close the trunk, so it drains the battery, and on short runs the battery doesn't get charged enough. Had the same thing happen to me in a 2001 Dodge Stratus. Fools replaced the battery but forgot to attach the thing that made the computer remember everything (sorry dont know all the tech terms). Had to make it learn how to idle in park, then in drive, then with the air conditioner on, etc.


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Please describe the "stalling" in full detail. Example: "It dies when I come to a stop after a long drive". etc. my car lights get very damm,and it wont start ather i have stop.

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You may need a new battery, or your battery may need water. If you have had a dead battery and used battery cables to jump start it, or to jump another car, more than once it will start hesitating and even stalling. Check the cells in your battery to make sure they have water in them! Have your battery tested to see how much life it has left in it... cold cranking amps, etc...........My '99 Lincoln Navigator was stalling even after I replaced the battery. It killed three new batteries in 14 months. I now have the biggest battery it will hold. No battery will last long if you don't add water on a regular schedule, like at every oil change minimum.

The more you turn your car over, the dead-er you battery gets. If your car doesn't start you should try to figure out why, fix it, then attempt to start it again. Continuing to attempt to start it will only kill the battery, thus making it pointless and giving you two problems.

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