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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-14-2005, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Battery ??

Went go driving today but the battery was dead. Yep, the car sat for a couple of weeks. I've done a no load, and a load test, everything seems perfect. Could this just be from the cold (35-40 every night)??
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i started my car in 7 degree weather today. I highly doubt its the cold. but, what do i know
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Could be from the cold, and the sitting, and maybe the battery is just not at its prime anylonger. There is always a trickle load on the battery when connected, time and cold weather can reduce its charge to just not enough to start.

If the battery is not a maintenance free kind you could check the water level, it might be low.
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Even a good battery in "normal" weather conditions can suffer after allowing the car to sit for extended period of time like that. Espeically newer cars with more onboard computers. Of course the cold doesn't help things at all. Once things warm up and you get a good charge back in the battery things may be just fine...
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If the battery is not a maintenance free kind you could check the water level, it might be low.

Good luck if it's in an Intrepid. He will freeze before he reached the caps.
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Good luck if it's in an Intrepid. He will freeze before he reached the caps.

haha yup. took me an 1hr 1/2 to change my battery because the hold down was so rusted and the bolts stripped. not fun at all.
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ahh. the simplicity of a 1st gen 3.3 batterie is just out in the open like lalalalalalala
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I don't forsee too many problems with changing my battery when the time comes as I don't have much above it anymore, the airbox is gone ;)



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ahh. the simplicity of a 1st gen 3.3 batterie is just out in the open like lalalalalalala
laugh it up :fies_06:

lol j/k yeah my boy has a 1st gen and i hate looking at his engine, theres so much more room compared to a 2nd gen. o well

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