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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-20-2016, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Flat Battery !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi All,

just a quick question, i bought one of those heated seat pads, and left it connected, instead of disconnecting it, hence morning after flat battery Anyhow bought battery charger, fully recharged it, put back on morning after, started okay, but, it did not fire up as quick as it did before, i noticed a clicking noise from i think the engine compartment when it started for about 3 seconds, since i recharged the battery, it feels at times like it will not start, but it does.

I know the obvious answer is that the battery is dud now, but, it is reading 14 volts when idling, 13 volts when turned off ?????

the only reason i am asking this is, before i go and spend $100 plus bucks to buy a new battery, is there a possibility it could be something to do with , starter motor, or alternator, or could it be that the engine management system is re setting itself, if you know what i mean ???

Thank you for your time.

Bob
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Check your battery terminal connections for corrosion and tightness. Or you killed the battery because of the deep discharge situation. An old battery will easily be killed by a deep discharge,
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Thanks, its just after six this morning, just checked voltage before I started the car, and is only putting out just over 10 volts, so new battery it is.

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Hi All,

just a quick question, i bought one of those heated seat pads, and left it connected, instead of disconnecting it, hence morning after flat battery Anyhow bought battery charger, fully recharged it, put back on morning after, started okay, but, it did not fire up as quick as it did before, i noticed a clicking noise from i think the engine compartment when it started for about 3 seconds, since i recharged the battery, it feels at times like it will not start, but it does.

I know the obvious answer is that the battery is dud now, but, it is reading 14 volts when idling, 13 volts when turned off ?????

the only reason i am asking this is, before i go and spend $100 plus bucks to buy a new battery, is there a possibility it could be something to do with , starter motor, or alternator, or could it be that the engine management system is re setting itself, if you know what i mean ???

Thank you for your time.

Bob
1. When the battery is discharged fully, (deep discharge) it will be damaged. Car use batterys are not intended for that.
2. When the battery is down, or disconnected, the car looses it's memory. It will need to relearn it's parameters again. Few cold starts and warmups and it will relearn that.

Tranny shifts are learned to your driving habits, that will need to be re-learned too.

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I'll put up with a lot of issues while driving that are annoying. Having a marginal battery is NOT one of them. I like a car that starts when I want it to. Not only when it wants to.
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I'll put up with a lot of issues while driving that are annoying. Having a marginal battery is NOT one of them. I like a car that starts when I want it to. Not only when it wants to.
+1. I'm happy to have a car with a mind of its own as long as we mostly agree.
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