Replaced battery car won't start

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02 Apr 2004, 08:26 am   #1 (permalink)
Johanna
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Replaced battery car won't start

I have a 1994 Camry V6. The battery went after sitting for over a month in
the driveway. I bought a new battery from Sears and put it in, but all that
happens when I put the key in the ignition is the most of the lights flash
on and off, and the engine will not turn over at all. What do I do? Is the
new battery bad? Someone said it's a problem with the alarm.

Johanna


  Reply With Quote
Old 03 Apr 2004, 03:38 pm   #2 (permalink)
D F Bonnett
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Replaced battery car won't start

On Fri, 2 Apr 2004 06:26:19 -0800, "Johanna" <Johanna@fake.com> wrote:

>I have a 1994 Camry V6. The battery went after sitting for over a month in
>the driveway. I bought a new battery from Sears and put it in, but all that
>happens when I put the key in the ignition is the most of the lights flash
>on and off, and the engine will not turn over at all. What do I do? Is the
>new battery bad? Someone said it's a problem with the alarm.
>
>Johanna
>

Two obvious possibilities..
Is the battery installed correctly, ie positive cable on positive
terminal, negative on negative? Is the battery charged?
  Reply With Quote
Old 04 Apr 2004, 11:34 am   #3 (permalink)
Bill Darden
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Replaced battery car won't start

Hi Johanna,

Please see Section 17 in the FAQ on www.batteryfaq.org.

Kindest regards,

BiLL......

On Fri, 2 Apr 2004 06:26:19 -0800, "Johanna" <Johanna@fake.com> wrote:

>I have a 1994 Camry V6. The battery went after sitting for over a month in
>the driveway. I bought a new battery from Sears and put it in, but all that
>happens when I put the key in the ignition is the most of the lights flash
>on and off, and the engine will not turn over at all. What do I do? Is the
>new battery bad? Someone said it's a problem with the alarm.
>
>Johanna
>


  Reply With Quote
Old 04 Apr 2004, 08:03 pm   #4 (permalink)
Daniel M. Dreifus
Guest
  • Posts: n/a
  • User Status:


Default Re: Replaced battery car won't start

"Johanna" <Johanna@fake.com> wrote in message news:<106qu0kmfdpdaed@corp.supernews.com>...
I bought a new battery from Sears and put it in, but all that
> happens when I put the key in the ignition is the most of the lights flash
> on and off, and the engine will not turn over at all.


Check that the connections to the battery are clean and tight.
If possible, check the state of charge of the battery. An inexpensive
hydrometer should work, or a voltmeter.
If the battery is not fully charged, take it back to Sears for
another.
After reading up on batteries on the Internet prior to my last
purchse, I made sure to ask that I was getting a "fresh" battery. The
sales clerk at Sears told me it was manufactured in January of that
year. After I installed it, I realized, that the battery code acutally
indicated it was much older - I've forgotten exactly, but someting
like ten months old actually.
Got them to exchange it for a battery with a newer manufacture date.
Couple of months later, in checking with my temperature compenstated
hydrometer, realized the battery wasn't at a full state of charge.
Possibly because I'd been driving a lot of short trips. Anyway, put it
on a slow charge and kept checking the state of charge. After several
days (not continuous - but overnight) finally got the state of charge
to come up to "good" (forgot exactly, something like specific gravity
of 1.25 something).
Point is, even with a "new" battery, full charge may not be
guaranteed.
  Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 am.

Attribution:
Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers



ToyotaLexusForum.com is an unofficial community for car enthusiasts. ToyotaLexusForum.com is not affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation in any way.
Toyota Motor Corporation does not sponsor, support, or endorse ToyotaLexusForum.com in any way.
Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.