If you hear a clicking sound, replace the starter. If you hear nothing, it could be the ignition switch, or starter. If it cranks slowly, replace the starter.
In addition, a corroded battery terminal, bad cable, or loose ground strap to chassis.
Turn over = attempring to start or actually start?
Check the cable that goes to the starter check the main fuse
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No modern vehicle will engage the starter motor unless the neutral switch is engaged. If it isn't turning over at all, this is just one possible reason why. Try moving the gear selector from "P" to "N", if it's an automatic and try it again. If it's a standard transmission, make sure you're pushing the clutch pedal right to the floor and make sure that nothing (floor mat, dead squirrel, junk food packaging, etc.) is getting in the way.
Possibly a bad alternator. The Alternator charges the battery when the vehicle is running. If the battery is not being charged this could cause the vehicle not to start.
Several things can cause your vehicle not to start. The most common cause of the vehicle not starting is a battery that needs to be charged.
ALTERNATOR OR THE BATTERY GROUND WIRE Have you tried checking your Alternator? I know this is why mine on my vehicle would not stay charged..
I seriously doubt that it's the alternator that's doing the clicking. Most likely it's the starter. Check the battery, a discharged battery can cause that problem. Have the battery charged then start the vehicle and drive it to a shop that can check the charging system. Many auto parts retailers will test the charging system for you.
The check power light on a vehicle is a warning indicator. A common cause of this is a improperly charged battery.
Have the battery load tested at your local auto parts store, even though you think you have it charged it may be bad. Have the charging system tested also.
Even a new battery cannot start and run the vehicle for long without the charge it needs from the alternator. The battery has a certain amount of reserve power meant to start the vehicle only, then the power supplied by the alternator keeps a constant flow of power going to the battery to keep it charged enough to run the electrical system of the car. The electrical system, especially in late model vehicles pulls a large amount of electricity, so without that constant flow to replace the high draw, the battery is drained of its reserve. If you have driven the vehicle with a malfunctioning alternator, then parked it, chances are there is just not enough power to turn the vehicle over and start it again, as it has been drained completly.If you charged the battery on a charger, it would,(if a bad alternator is your problem)start and run the vehicle again, but just until the battery is drained.
No. The battery will be charged at a rate which is 2* the normal rate. This will cause the battery to overheat which might cause it to explode.
Yes they could be cleaned and battery charged
A malfunctioning battery can't provide enough power to your ignition system when the motor is idling can cause sputtering. If there is not enough gas, that can cause your vehicle to sputter. If the spark plugs fail to fire will also cause your vehicle to sputter.
A battery is nothing more than a storage device for electric power. The alternator changes the kinetic energy given off by the engine into electrical energy. If the battery can be charged and store energy but the battery keeps discharging after you use the vehicle, check the alternator. If someone accidentally reversed polarity EVEN BRIEFLY while jump-starting the vehicle the diode plate is probably destroyed and you will have to replace or repair the alternator.
Are you saying switching? If so, the answer is no. Switching batteries will not cause it to stall as long as you install a fully charged battery.
Reasonable assumption the alternater is bad, but no gaurentee. Hi. The common misconception is that the battery is primary power source of the vehicle and it is in many ways. However, it's main function is for cranking power to the starter. All batteries have a life span from charged to dead (like any battery). The charge in the battery has to be replenished, and that's where the alternator comes in. I suspect the diode in the alternator is bad and the alternator will have to be replaced. A word of caution: if you drive the vehicle for an extended period of time without the battery being charged, a 12-volt battery will be reduced to 9-volts, and at that point systems in the vehicle will shut down. If the battery light is on, the charging system has to be checked to be sure that it is functioning. There are other possibilities that would cause the battery light to come on, however in this case I strongly suspect the alternator. your fan belt could be slipping
The most common cause of automobile starting problems; is the battery needs to be charged. When the battery will not take a charge. It needs to be replaced.
Driving a Vehicle with a Charging System Warning Light IlluminatedIF there is enough current left in the battery to start the vehicle, AND properly supply the ignition system, then yes, it is possible to drive the vehicle. But, doing so could cause further damage to the charging system, and when the battery power level goes low enough, the ignition system could shut down and you will be stranded.Therefore, I strongly recommend NOT driving the vehicle until you have had the charging system checked out and properly repaired. This is especially true if it is dark and you will need to use the headlights, tail lights, and marker lights, all of which draw a lot of current and will acclerate "draining" of the battery!
Low/bad battery, bad battery connection. If the battery isn't getting fully charged you might not be able to start. If it isn't getting charged, check the alternator.
It can start with just one battery.
A car alarm system will have no effect on your battery while the car is running. Car alarms use only a small amount of current when armed, so as long as your vehicle is regularly driven, you'll have no problems at all.
== == A low battery in the key fob will cause the fob to loose it's function, not it's program. A low vehicle battery will not cause this problem.
The computer controls the alternator. If the charging system is malfunctioning, that could be the cause of the weak battery.The computer controls the alternator. If the charging system is malfunctioning, that could be the cause of the weak battery.
the answer is NO. once the battery cells are fully charge, keep charging it will cause harm to the battery cells which will lead to short live span of the battery.
either the alternator is dischargeing the battery or it is going flat just because its not getting re charged
The alternator may be at fault. If you continue to drive that vehicle with the battery light on, you will get stuck. Drive to your closest auto parts store, they can test your charging system for you at no cost.
A battery that runs down overnight is normally caused by a dead cell in that battery. The only fix is to replace the battery. It can also be caused by any light that is left on, on the vehicle. Dome light, under hood light, trunk light, glovebox light, or even brake lights that our on due to a sticking brake light switch. A relay that is sticking can also cause this. Disconnect the negative battery cable and let the vehicle sit overnight. If the battery is still charged the next morning then you know the battery is good. If the battery is dead then you know the battery has a dead cell and must be replaced.