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Car struggling on start up!

MURRAYS444 May 18, 2012

  1. MURRAYS444

    MURRAYS444 Member

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    When I start the car up it struggles to turn over as if there is a loss of power,

    Last month I discovered that the battery was unsecured from the retaining clip and after driving over some really bumpy countryside roads I was getting the battery shaped light flashing I then secured the battery and all seemed ok, I was just wondering if I might have damaged the battery or the connections with having the battery unsecured?
     
  2. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Active Member

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    Just check the battery cables are secure. Not just on the terminals. Follow the cables back.
     
  3. MURRAYS444

    MURRAYS444 Member

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    Thanks I'll give it a look over the weekend hopefully it's not to major!
     
  4. Charles Tait

    Charles Tait New Member

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    If you have a multi meter, then you can check the battery voltage to make sure your getting round about 12v. If its fairly low then the battery might not be holding a charge, or a problem with the alternator.
     

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