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Mame
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:31 pm
I went away during a long cold spell for several days and when I returned the battery wouldn't start. I had to get a new one. Seriously. I jump-started it and got it to the garage... the battery wouldn't keep the charge. The cold and disuse killed it.

Either take the blow-dryer to it (great idea, by the way) if it's as cold as it was, or tow it to a garage. Likely you need a new battery. $100 - $150 here.
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Seed
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:31 pm
@gdaig,
so the battery is fully charged then?
gdaig
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:32 pm
@Rockhead,
no its in my driveway.

no it aint a hybrid.
Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:32 pm
@Rockhead,
what is a block heater???????
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:32 pm
@gdaig,
charge the battery full.
gdaig
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:33 pm
@Green Witch,
i live in saskatchewan, and i'll try the hair dryer thing.
gdaig
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:33 pm
@Seed,
no sound, turn the key and not a thing happens.
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:33 pm
@Izzie,
why aren't you in bed?

you plug it in the wall, and it warms your car.

(kinda like an electric blanket for the motor)
Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:33 pm
@gdaig,
Now I'm confused. What do you mean it wasn't plugged in if it's not a hybrid?

(you can tell I'm tired when I can't spell hair dryer)
Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:34 pm
@gdaig,
a hair dryer isn't going to make a dent in your driveway...

"no sound, turn the key and not a thing happens. "

the starter is not being activated.

do the lights work?

(this all sounds like a dead battery)
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Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:34 pm
@Rockhead,
would we have them over here??????

(I know, slap my wrist - going soon)
gdaig
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:35 pm
@Seed,
yes the battery is good.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:35 pm
@gdaig,
PLUG IT IN, Itll warm up the block. Then get one of those portable starter blocks and after a night on the block heater, just crank it over. Is your a hybrid? If it is, your gonna need to get it in a garage to warm up the big batteries
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Seed
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:35 pm
@Rockhead,
Mame has a good point. With the battery just being completely dead. I do not know the depths though. I know that cold can kill a battery and keep it from holding a charge.

Though gdaig says that the battery is fine and holding a charge. If that is the case then it would seem that the problem is somewhere else.
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Mame
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:36 pm
@gdaig,
gdaig wrote:

no sound, turn the key and not a thing happens.


ditto - battery's dead. Jump start it and drive it to a garage.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:36 pm
@Izzie,
you mean at Tesco?

i'll check and see.
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:36 pm
@Izzie,
Aren't you an Aussie? You don't need no stinkin' block warmer in the balmy land of OZ. Go watch some commercials.
Seed
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:36 pm
@Green Witch,
Green Witch wrote:

Now I'm confused. What do you mean it wasn't plugged in if it's not a hybrid?

(you can tell I'm tired when I can't spell hair dryer)


he means the block heater wasn't plugged in.
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Seed
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:37 pm
@Izzie,
dont leave me Izzie
gdaig
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jan, 2010 06:37 pm
@Green Witch,
the block heater wasn't plugged in.
 

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