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Old 12-07-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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Battery died i think cause it was old and its very cold, every time i started the car been sounding less and less powerful, finally went, replaced it with same battery and when i went to turn ignition, mind to the cars power was already on, but only once i went to turn it over the headlight shut off and i lost all power.
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Sounds like the terminals aren't tight when you put new battery on.could also not be grounded well enough
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Yea thought so, find out in the morning.
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Sounds like the terminals aren't tight when you put new battery on.could also not be grounded well enough
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Stupid little saying I heard awhile back always stuck. With any electrical connections make sure its "metal to metal, clean and tight, makes it right". Sounds stupid but its very true.
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+1 Stupid little saying I heard awhile back always stuck. With any electrical connections make sure its "metal to metal, clean and tight, makes it right". Sounds stupid but its very true.
Haha thats awesome, ill remember that
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Haha thats awesome, ill remember that
I will never be able to forget it. When im working on electrical, it repeats in my head haha.
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I keep having optima red top batteries dying on me. Once i havent used it for 2 weeks and left connected the batteries health goes.
2nd one ive had is also pooched
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Problem solved, it was the starter solenoid.
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I keep having optima red top batteries dying on me. Once i havent used it for 2 weeks and left connected the batteries health goes.
2nd one ive had is also pooched
WOW.....I've owned 2 Optima Red Tops the 1st one lasted 9 years and 10 months the 2nd one is still in the car now and it's almost 4- 1/2 years old. I'll park my car in the garage (don't disconnect a thing) from Nov till March and never once try to start the car . When I get ready to start driving the car again in March it starts right up
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Problem solved, it was the starter solenoid.
Hey man u need to show a pic of that engine
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I keep having optima red top batteries dying on me. Once i havent used it for 2 weeks and left connected the batteries health goes.
2nd one ive had is also pooched
Thats strange. Ive also used Optima's and had great luck. You can cycle those batteries MANY times prior to them discharging. Make sure when you do recharge those batteries you have a charger that has an option for AGM. Most typical battery chargers wont properly charge any AGM battery.
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