Battery acting dead when it can be jump started

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Battery acting dead when it can be jump started

Postby Tony_Whenua » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:34 pm

Having issues starting the Ute even after its been running.
I have to jump start it to get it going. The thing is dead once the key is off. Not even the alarm works.
I’ve checked the terminals and the battery is only 6months old.
Faulty alternator not charging batt?
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Re: Battery acting dead when it can be jump started

Postby DJZ » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:29 pm

Sounds like you're on the right track, put a multimeter across the battery terminals when it's running once the jumper battery is removed, you should see about 13.8 volts.
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Re: Battery acting dead when it can be jump started

Postby Tony_Whenua » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:13 pm

I’ve been starting it everyday now. No longer need jump pack but it still struggles to turn over at first. Kinda like the draw to the starter is shit. Vaultage at the batt terminals when running is 14.3.
Maybe it was just a really drained batt? Had been sitting since Feb.
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Re: Battery acting dead when it can be jump started

Postby 2 doors » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:58 pm

whats the voltage say, in the morning after its been sitting a while.


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