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TrippalHealicks

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Title explains it all....
6 days left, and my car just died, last night. I turn the key, and it just makes a single click, and no start. My friend says it's probably the battery. I can believe it.....a diagnostic test a few months back said that the battery was "bad or failing". lol
Well, the good news is, whatever needs to be fixed, i have the money for it. (iPhone savings)
:sick:

And, yes, I know this thread is pointless...it's my turn...lol
 

slipperypete

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Title explains it all....
6 days left, and my car just died, last night. I turn the key, and it just makes a single click, and no start. My friend says it's probably the battery. I can believe it.....a diagnostic test a few months back said that the battery was "bad or failing". lol
Well, the good news is, whatever needs to be fixed, i have the money for it. (iPhone savings)
:sick:

And, yes, I know this thread is pointless...it's my turn...lol
Sorry to hear it. If it is a battery figure $100
 

ColsTiger

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#7
Title explains it all....
6 days left, and my car just died, last night. I turn the key, and it just makes a single click, and no start. My friend says it's probably the battery. I can believe it.....a diagnostic test a few months back said that the battery was "bad or failing". lol
Well, the good news is, whatever needs to be fixed, i have the money for it. (iPhone savings)
:sick:

And, yes, I know this thread is pointless...it's my turn...lol
I felt the same way in the first week of June when someone hit my car in a parking lot and drove away. Almost $2000 in damages that uninsured motorist coverage took care of except for the $250 deductible.

That was certainly $250 of my iPhone "mad" money. But I sucked it up and decided to do it anyway.
 

TrippalHealicks

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Thanks, appreciate it.

:p
haha nice. you ass. lol

Anyway, so we replaced the battery, and it had no effect... So, i'm thinkin' 60$ down the drain, and still dead. Great.

Well, it sat in my driveway for an hour or two, and one of my friends came over, and by that time me and another friend had pushed it out to the street, as to make it easier to tow. I asked him, "you wanna hear what it's doin', and give me your educated opinion?" He says "Sure", so we walk out to the street and I give it another try. Turn the key, "CLICK", nothing. Turn it again, "VROOM"! YAY!

I didn't know this, but batteries don't come fully charged when you buy them. I just had to try it a couple times, or maybe let the alternator charge it. I dunno that much about cars, but it's definitely workin' now. My "Check Engine" light went away, too. Obviously a result of the bad battery....
LIFE IS GOOD. iPhone, HERE I COME! WEEE!
 

Ocala

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Try this....

Thanks, appreciate it.

:p

Jump the car, then check the battery voltage running. Should be about 13.5 volts. If it's not then the problem might be your alternator.

If it is showing 13.5 but the battery doesn't hold the charge then you probably just need a new battery.


You can buy a basic multimeter at Radio Shack I would guess under $20.

Good Luck
 

iphonenotify

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Jump the car, then check the battery voltage running. Should be about 13.5 volts. If it's not then the problem might be your alternator.

If it is showing 13.5 but the battery doesn't hold the charge then you probably just need a new battery.


You can buy a basic multimeter at Radio Shack I would guess under $20.

Good Luck
I hate it when that happens. When you are writing something only to figure out after you have posted it that a post changed something. Like "my car is fixed"
 

Knowsall

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Ive been thinking about situations like this the last two weeks. Luckily I work Thur Fri and Sat nites. IE: Im not moving my vehicle for a week. I will just start it up warm it up everyday. I have a tenuous hold on my iPhone savings too and have no plans to tempt fate this week. Sounds overly paranoid I realize. But I got lucky in getting to save my $720 so I have enough for phone/car charger/Titanium cover
 

sajawebb

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I felt the same way in the first week of June when someone hit my car in a parking lot and drove away. Almost $2000 in damages that uninsured motorist coverage took care of except for the $250 deductible.

That was certainly $250 of my iPhone "mad" money. But I sucked it up and decided to do it anyway.
Just get there early! Sell your spot in line for $250! Buy one Saturday or Sunday!
 

Knowsall

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haha nice. you ass. lol

Anyway, so we replaced the battery, and it had no effect... So, i'm thinkin' 60$ down the drain, and still dead. Great.

Well, it sat in my driveway for an hour or two, and one of my friends came over, and by that time me and another friend had pushed it out to the street, as to make it easier to tow. I asked him, "you wanna hear what it's doin', and give me your educated opinion?" He says "Sure", so we walk out to the street and I give it another try. Turn the key, "CLICK", nothing. Turn it again, "VROOM"! YAY!

I didn't know this, but batteries don't come fully charged when you buy them. I just had to try it a couple times, or maybe let the alternator charge it. I dunno that much about cars, but it's definitely workin' now. My "Check Engine" light went away, too. Obviously a result of the bad battery....
LIFE IS GOOD. iPhone, HERE I COME! WEEE!
Yay! Happy Days!