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got new battery but still no power

 
 
Anthea
 
Reply Fri 18 Jun, 2010 11:07 pm
The car has been sitting for several months. It started when I jumped it awhile ago but later it wouldn't. I got a new battery and still get nothing. No lights, radio not even a click when you turn the key.
Any ideas?
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jun, 2010 11:08 pm
maybe a bad solenoid in the starter motor, if you get no click, if they still make starters the way they did several of my cars ago.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jun, 2010 11:09 pm
oh, no lights. bad connection somewhere.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jun, 2010 11:11 pm
@Anthea,
main fuse.

(what kinda car are we fixing?)
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jun, 2010 11:13 pm
contact on the battery terminals is possibly poor. tap them with a hammer Loosen the lead connectors a little and twist the connector leads around the battery post a little. re tighten.

Alternatives.
1. The new battery you bought may need to be charged.
2. you have the leads connected to the wrong posts on the battery.
red = positive
black = negetive (usually the other end of this lead is bolted to the chassi or body of the car).

Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jun, 2010 11:19 pm
@dadpad,
one of these days, you go tapping battery posts with a hammer, you're gonna have one break off on you.

leave the hammer in the toolbox, sluggo...

cleaning and tightening all the contacts is always a good first step.

and connecting them backwards usually gives you a funny sign right away... Shocked
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jun, 2010 11:24 pm
@Rockhead,
Quote:
cleaning and tightening all the contacts is always a good first step.


Hey, that's what I thought, too! Surprised

And as I know absolutely nothing about the inner workings of cars, I'm mightily impressed with myself! Very Happy
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jun, 2010 11:27 pm
@Rockhead,
I said TAP not beat the crap out of it.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jun, 2010 11:29 pm
@dadpad,
see, you can't even spell it without capitalizing it.

no hammers aloud.

why don't you watch quietly with msO while we fix this car for the nice gentleman?

auzzies...
dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jun, 2010 11:33 pm
@Rockhead,
And you cant tell the diff between a lady type person and a nice gentleman
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 18 Jun, 2010 11:35 pm
@dadpad,
or a kangaroo?

a hammer only gets you so far, jocko...
BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 06:01 am
@Anthea,
After checking that the contacts are tight and place in the right way, I would give it another jump to see if someone had sold you a discharge battery.

If it is a deeply discharge/non-charge battery new or not I would return it as a lead/acid cars batteries do not like to be deeply discharge and it life will likely be shorter then otherwise due to that condition.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Sat 19 Jun, 2010 08:27 am
@Rockhead,
Jesus. Get a frakkin' room.
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