What can an incandescent test lamp be used to check?

Test lamps are used to check for the presence of AC Current. (Source page 59 figure 58) Please try to study guys it isn't that tough.<<>>An incandescent lamp can be used to check continuity of a circuit.

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Why are the battery cables too short to install my new battery on a 1999 1200 Sportster?

you have to have the battery held up by someone or somthing to attach the cables, then when you get them tight, lift the batt up until the bottom clears the tray and then slide it back

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Do you install subwoofers to your car battery?

No, you connect the to an amplifier.

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How are cars powered?

Basically, by an engine fueled with gas or diesel. But nowadays electric engines are beginning to be produced for the public.

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Car won't start battery good no sound sometimes it starts sometimes it does not?

sounds like the starter relay to meWhat make, what model, what year?

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Can the car alternator brushes cause a Mazda tribute o cut off power while driving?

No, you've much more likely got a bad ground somewhere. If the alternator fails, the car will continue to operate so long as there is still sufficient charge left in the battery.

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Will a car battery recharge during short trips?

generally it only takes a few minutes to recharge your battery, depending on how dead it is.

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When you connect the battery charger to the batterythe charger first sees voltage from the battery. How then is charged reversed to enter the battery?

well, most battery chargers can discern the anode and the cathode, when first charge the battery, the convertor of the charger transform the alternating current (AC) into Direct current(DC), that means the charger "sees" the voltage of the battery, in fact, most charger can transform the AC to on...

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Why does the battery light stay on while driving and the temp and fuel gauge is not working?

Sound like the Alternator or possibly the Regulator died. Get it checked and fixed before it completely destroys your Battery.

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Can your car be towed with your trailer hook up to it?

no, that would be dangerous and foolish.

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Why is the battery in car dead after sitting over the weekend?

Something must be draining the battery while it is not running. Usually it is caused by an interior light being left on either inside or perhaps the trunk or one of the doors were not closed completely and thus causing the interior lights to stay on and drain the battery. Otherwise, this will con...

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When having the alternator tested does it have to be still connected to the car?

Some auto parts stores will check it off the vehicle for free

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Why does your car battery discharge overnight?

This can occur due to a light remaining on or some other electric device is using energy from the battery. The electrical system must be evaluated to determine the source of the parasitic draw. Typically however, if the source cannot be obtained, the battery is considered bad.

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Have a 62 galaxie car that has been setting for 4 years need to get running?

Remove plugs and squirt a small amount of Marvel Mystery oil into cylinders Install a new battery Drain and replace fuel Check oil

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When you hook up the cables to your battery on your trailer you get sparks why?

I'm guessing you're talking about the plug for the lights not a battery on a travel trailer. You have a short in the wiring somewhere. Check the trailer harness for a pinched wire of even a bad socket. You will probably blow the fuse in the vehicle if you plug it in and leave it. Use a battery to...

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How do you connect a 12 volt winch to 24 volt system?

Connect the 12V winch to one battery, assuming the 24V system has two batteries, connected in series.

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What might cause a low RPM misfire that goes away around 4000RPM in an racing big block chev have checked distrubtor battery compression carb leads?

I'm assuming that the engine you describe is somewhat high compression and as such both the sparkplugs and the plug wires need to be in better than average condition or you may experience some misfiring Also, if you have an exhaust gas analyzer available, check to see if your engine is running a ...

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What work needs to be done to your car when it starts shaking as soon as you start it up?

Sounds like you have a bad misfire and are running on less than all cylinders. Check that all cylinders are getting a good spark if petrol.

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What can cause a car battery get over heated?

most of the time you will have a dry cell inside or a cell that has a short best to replace it be careful it will blow up on you

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Where do you put water in the car?

The can holder or the trunk.

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Does an alternator charge a battery while the car is not running?

No , just when the engine is running

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Can you jump start a maintenance free car battery?

Yes same procedure as regular battery

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Does charging your cell phone drain car's battery?

If the car is left sitting for a long time and not running, yes. In some cars the cigarette lighter wont work unless the car is on for this reason.

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A battery has leaked acid all over one of the display shelves Before wiping it up you should neutralize the acid with?

baking soda and water will do it

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Why does the car run until the battery dies on a 1990 crown victora?

Sounds like the alternator is not working,or at the very least not recharging the battery because of a wiring failure,so it will run until the battery drops to about 9 volts DC.

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What is the use of connecting the cells of car battery in serious connection?

it allows you to get the same amount of voltage for longer. with 2 batteries you would get 12 volts for twice as long

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94 sentra Car battery light comes on and off what can cause?

have the alternator circuit checked

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Changed battery now truck will not start?

my car wouldnt start today. I had it jumped and the guy said my battery was gone. So i replaced it and it wouldnt start even after jumping the new battery. When we hit the fuse box it started up. I drove it to work and the car keeps fluttering and sort of jerking forward. It shut off twice once w...

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New battery no power jump works?

try checking the mega fuse if it is a ford,or for chevy,the inline fuse found by the alt and lastly the inline fuse on the fire wall for a mopar you may have a bad battery or it needs charging before you can use it unusual but happens could have been on the shelf too long

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Change sparkplugs Pontiac Montana?

The rear plugs have to be done from below. I took mine to the dealer and it was $150 to change the 3 plugs.

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Can you sue a mechanic if your car has been in the shop for over two months and they keep making promises to have it finished.?

Check all of your paperwork for disclaimers. If it's parts they're waiting for, they have no control over that. You just need to be patient. Now, if they're just holding your car hostage, that's a different story.Try to get a refund, then tow your car to a more trusted garage. If they won't bend,...

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How do you know which battery cable has a short?

you'll need extra battery. take one battery at a time. hook one side to hot on a good battery. take other end and another battery hold it on hot, and then take a long screw driver and touch neg. and poss. if cable is good it will spark

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What would cause a new battery to leak?

shooting it with a gun

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What is the problem if a car starts and then turns off but if you unhook the negative terminal for the battery and hook it back up the car will start fine?

The a sensor is bad, removing the cable resets the ecm

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Please explain the charging circuit in automobile. 1. How does the charging light comes on when ignition switch is turned on 2. How charging light comes on when alternator is not or less charging?

When the ignition is turned on, battery voltage passes down the wire to the alternator to 'excite' the alternator when the engine starts. When the engine starts and the alternator generates a voltage, the light is extinguised by the charging voltage cancelling out the battery voltage coming down ...

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Can you ruin your car battery from giving someone a jump start?

If you do it correctly, no, you will not harm your battery.

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If you try to start your 87 300zx na and nothing at all happens what could it be Also during a jump the batterygrnd fuse fried Please help?

That description seems suspiciously as though someone connected the jumper cables wrong. If the cables were attached positive to negative, you have possibly burned out quite a few components in the vehicle, included but not limited to, the alternator diode plate, radio components, dashboard indic...

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Why would a perfectly running 1992 Dakota truck stall when driving after setting for few minutes it starts back up the computer has been replaced and problem still exist have replaced sensors HELP?

I would check the CKP or Crankshaft Position Sensor first. The older ones had a history of failing when hot. The best way to check is to monitor the signal with a scope and see if the signal starts to break up as it heats.

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What are battery powered cars?

Batteries are not a form of fuel. They store energy. Hybrids and electric cars need large batteries as their primary fuel is stored in batteries. Both types of cars use gasoline to charge the batteries. Electric cars also can use the grid to charge. So, if your energy comes from coal, it would be...

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How do you charge a battery car to car?

1. Make sure both engines are "off"2. Red cable on red port of empty battery3. Red cable on red port of full battery4. Black cable on black port of full battery5. Black cable on black port of empty battery6. Start the car wich has full battery7. Wait for a minute8. Start other car (empty one)9. R...

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What are typical voltage for fully charged and half charged batteries?

A fully charged 12 volt automotive battery should have 12.68 volts.

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If the car does not start and the lights and horn works and there is no clicking sound when you turn the key could there be a problem with the starter?

Try removeing the battery connections, and cleaning them. Often, the symptoms you describe occur when the battery connections have corroded. use jumper cables and another vechile jumping to your battery, if it starts, then it is battery related

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Will bad computer make car shut off while driving?

It could but they usually don't fail that way. There are a lot of things that can make a car shut off while driving some are catastophic failures and some are things like fuel pumps, blown power fuses and such. Are you getting any warning lights with the shut down. If you are go to your nearest a...

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Is it okay to splice this wire or no I want to run a blacklight from my room into my car. being that it has a certain type of wire can I still connect it to the battery?

first you would need to get a power inverter for the car because the blacklight runs on120 volts and your car has a 12 volt system.

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94 pontica booneville wouldn't start good alternator?

We need more info. The alternator is necessary, but the starter turns the flywheel to start the engine requiring a good battery. Does the battery turn the engine over, does the engine fire the spark plugs. Is there sufficient gasoline in the tank to start the car? Please give symptoms. Thanks.

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What does it mean when you have a low charge battery on a 2001 vw beetle?

A low battery charge is a sign of failing battery or charging system. most batteries last 4-5 years then need replacement. If your battery will not hold a charge have your alternator checked. most auto part stores will test your alternator for free.

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What happens when you put a radio to a battery?

you can hook a car radio directly to a car battery or even a car battery charger with out problems, I have done it myself, the only thing to remember is that it needs to have 12 volts and the polarity (+ -) needs to be correct.

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You were driving along and the lights started to fade on your car then a whirling noise started after which your car wont start as if the battery was dead what is it?

Defective alternator or broken alternator belt.

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Do they still make an eight volt lead acid battery?

Yes. Used in golf carts and other small vehicles. Google "8 volt batteries" and take your pick.

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How often should you run your car to keep the battery from going dead?

Perhaps once per week for 15 minutes each time, also shift gears to keep the trans. seals from drying up.

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Why did New battery on car go flat after 1 month and very low miles?

Probably just decided to go. life's just a b**** sometimes. :)Lol

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Should you always get a new altinater whenever you get a new battery?

not unless its not charging what its supposed to be charging.

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Recently just put in new battery and lawn mower wont turn over?

Perhaps it is the starter drive. That happened to my riding mower. Got the drive replaced, works fine.

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Can I Top up car battery with tap water?

no. use deionised or distilled water

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How to recharge a Bike battery?

You do not specify what type of bike battery but I assume you mean a motorcycle.Most bike batteries should only be charged at a very slow rate and most often with a charger that puts out 1 1/2 amps. These chargers are commonly called "Trickle Chargers" or "Maintainers" and most auto parts stores ...

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How do you change the battery for an automobile key remote?

Okay first you split it there should be a line all the way around. You spilt it open and than you see the battery take the battery out and put the new one in.The following applies to a 2008 MX5 Advanced keyless entry remote.Pull out the embedded key from the lower right corner of the remote.Use a...

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Your car runs fine but when you stop at the light it feels like it is about to die It never does Can anyone tell you what the problem is?

Year, make and model would be helpful here. Usally a sticking idle air control solenoid.

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Is liquid content of car battery acidic or alkaline?

it is 33% Sulfuric Acid and 67% Distilled Water.

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Does leaving the air on in the car while not driving run the battery dead?

Eventually, yes, it will.

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Traxxas r c car with a 7.2 battery how long does it need to be left on charger?

It doesnt really mater if lipo you need to check with the place you bought it is nimh you charge it intil it gets warm NOT HOT WILL EXPLODE LIKE BOMB if charged wrong hope this helps

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When another car is passing you you should?

When another vehicle is passing you, safe practice suggests that you: * Back off on your accelerator so as to slightly slow down allowing the passing vehicle to complete the pass as easily, quickly, and therefore safely, as possible. * Concentrate on keeping your vehicle steadily within in your l...

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Why is your 1991 battery getting the life sucked out of it?

A battery built in 1991 is 18 years old, chances are it is expired. Time for a new one.

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Should a cellphone charger make a battery die on a 2013 ford c max?

If the charger draws more than 80 mA, it would drain the battery when engine is not running. Under 50 mA is acceptable.

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Where is the problem Chenge battery and dont start C200 CDI 2003?

Sorry but your question makes absolutely NO sence whatsoever! do you mean that you have already Changed-(with an A, try using spell checker next time pal!) your battery with a new one and your vehicle still will not start? Have you checked ALL fuses and relays related to battery, starter, altenat...

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Can you drive a car long distance with a bad alternator after jumping it?

I had a car suddenly stop while I was driving once when I was approximately 30 miles or less from home. Luckily, it stopped right at a car parts store. The man checked the battery and it was okay, so he checked the alternator and it was bad. After he jumped it, he recommended that I go straight h...

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How do you reset the radio when it has a lock on it from removing the battery?

To unlock a radio you must input the radio code. This is done using the preset radio station buttons on the face of the radio. Contact your dealer for more info on your radio code if you don't have it.

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What is a cart?

A cart is a vehicle designed for transport, using 2 wheels and normally pulled by one or a pair of draft animals.

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What can cause a battery to go dead?

When all of the energy is drained from usage and just keeping whatever it was in use for working. You should always keep your batteries fully charged.

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Car wont start wont even turn over the lights are on so its not the battery?

try testing the starter

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What voltage should a 12v battery be charged at?

12 volts!!! 12 volts!!! Real Answer 13.1 volts (Depending on Battery)

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What do you clean car battery corrosion off with?

Best is a wire brush and baking soda. You can use grease to coat the terminals to slow down the corrosion.

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The positive terminal on the battery grounded out and there is no power to anything and no fuses are blown how can you locate fusible links or what else could have happened?

One of the first things I would do is check the fuse boxes to make sure that the appropriate values for the fuses were being used. The wire may have become the fuse if the value for the fuse was to high to handle the short. This may lead you to the circuit on which the problem is on. Whether or n...

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How many AA batteries are needed to replace a car battery?

An AA battery is a 1.5 volt battery so if you connected 8 together in series you would have the 12 volts, but you would have no where near the amount of amps necessary to turn the engine over. You could connect several packs of 9 AA batteries connected in series together in parallel and eventuall...

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What is it when a 4 cylinder car is running on 3 cylinders?

Basically, one cylinder isn't firing for one of a number of reasons. The most common cause is an igntion fault. This will cause the engine to feel and sound "lumpy", and the power would be greatly reduced. The best way to find the cylinder which is responsible is quite simple but care must be tak...

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Charging system drops at idle but charges up at high idle what could cause this?

That would be the alternator, voltage rgulator, or even a bad ground. Email [email protected] follow up

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What is an average car battery?

A car battery is a device used to create power for your car. Without it the car wouldn't start.Inside the battery there is some type of acid (usual alkaline or lithium).

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Car still running no power when gas pedal is floored this happens when i am on interstate going 65 and it starts losing speed. i am afraid I will get killed in this car?

I would suggest you change the fuel filter. Car run reasonable at low speeds but when more fuel is needed (gas pedal floored), will not flow enough gas due to clogged fuel filter. Could be other things but I would start with this.

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The hood release will not work on your 1992 cadillac sedan deville how do you open it?

Unless the car has been wrecked, the usual problem is a stuck or broken hood release cable. If you go under the dash you can usually get hold of the end. Otherwise the cable can be reached under the engine compartment.

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Can you read in the car?

No, not if you are driving. Yes, if you are a passenger.Yes, you should read your instruments regularly, especially the speedo.

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Why does your car create steam when you start it?

White smoke (steam) out the exhaust would indicate a bad head gasket or a cracked head or both.If the steam lasts for a few minutes after your start the car and stops, it is probably just condensation. This is normal, especially in cold or wet weather.

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Do brake lights drain battery?

If the car/truck is running, it will not make a difference. However, if there was an electrical short on one of the wires that leads back to the brake lights, it might slowly draw power while the engine is off.

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Why would a car with a brand new battery let you use the lights and radio but won't even try to crank the engine?

You need to check your ignition system, the problem isn't with the battery, obviously.

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Have no electric power anywere in car new battery and cables?

Don't know what vehicle you have but start with checking the main fuses and fusible links under the hood.

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What happens if you leave an empty car battery in the garage for a or year or two?

The battery gets charged little by little because the warm air in the garage and the cold air out side makes a positive charge which then enters the negative capsule of the battery and there for charges it.

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You were driving down the interstate about 65 mph when you started losing power like you weren't getting fuel the car started backfiring then died and wouldn't start back up?

I would check the charging system and the fuel pressure.

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Why -ve terimal of the battery is grounded in vehicles?

The negative terminal is grounded to complete the electrical circuit, all other negatives in the vehicle i.e. lights, switches, etc are grounded so it really just saves a lot of wire and makes running wire easier and more convenient.

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How soon can you get another car if you are getting ready to start a new job and really need transportation and your previous car was repossessed?

You can buy from a private seller or you can use public transportation.

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Voltage for a fully charged car battery?

Normally in off load, its about 12.6 volts.12.6 is correct for a fully charged battery.12.4 it is 75%12.2 it is 50%12.0 it is 25%

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Geo Storm just goes dead in middle of road it can't be cranked except to jump start it it does not sputter before going dead?

If the only way to start it is to jump start it then the alternator is the most probable cause. While its running check that the battery voltage is 14 volts dc or more. If it is 12 volts or below then the alternator is either bad or the wiring to it is bad. The main wire (the large one that is at...

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When your car is off the headlights work but when the car is on they don't Why?

Ignition switch..is my guess..check EVERYTHING electrical...could be Daytime running lamp module..if equipped... good luck also...everyone should have a manual for their vehicle, and the local library should have a professional shop manual available, to make copies of, in the Reference section......

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Why does your car still run with dead battery cells once it as a jump started?

Because as the engine turns it produces electricity through the alternator but not stored so once the engine is switched off the car has to rely on the battery to start again. For instance, an F1 race car carries no battery so it has to be started externally, jump started really. Once it stalls i...

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A truck semi uses 12v battery or 24v?

most semi truck in u.s.a. are 12 volt system. usually 4 12v batterys wire to get enough amps to crank engine. some older trucks were positive ground systems, most are now negative ground.

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What would cause a car's electrical system to go crazy?

Sounds like the alternater is a reasonable suspect to me. Second guess would be the Ghost of Chrysler Past!to move a battery voltage wildly take a lot of current which the car Even if running cannot supply. Basically the battery is not very well connected to the source or a depleted battery

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What happens when you change plus and ground on a car battery?

You change polarity which can very possibly damage all electrical components.

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Why is your battery light on and needles drop on 1.8 vectra?

I would guess it is not charging

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Where is location of battery in Polaris xPlorer?

the battery on a polaris explorer should be located under the rear fender above the left rear tire. if it is not there, it will be almost directly under the gas tank, in front of the engine

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Is there an inside car light anywhere in the dodge spirit 1993?

The interior lights can be turned on (and brightened/dimmed) by rotating the knob you pull out to turn on the exterior lights. To turn them on, turn it to the right.

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How long does it take to charge 6 batteries in a golf cart?

average golf cart battery is 110 amps. if you have 6 batteries in a 36 volt system, and you use a 20 amp charger it could take up to 5 1/2 hours (depending on the state of charge of your batteries when you begin the charge). Were they at 50% charge? Were they at 20% charge? Pop a cap and check wi...

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How do you know if you need to change a starter or just a battery?

very simple. if your starter is bad your car battery should be fine.. so turn on the headlights and the car radio and open the windows. do the lights work? does the radio play? do the power windows work? if yes then the battery sounds pretty good! if your battery is low on amperage it will not be...

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What percentage sulphuric acid is used in car batteries?

35%sulphuricacid 65%water

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