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Odd problem since replacing battery...

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by StanboA3, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. StanboA3

    StanboA3 New Member

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    ...I had to replace the battery on friday, but since the change I have been experiencing low idle! I used to just turn the key and boom, nice and smooth. But now the idle seems irratic and stalls the majority of the time. I can also feel the accelerator pedal twitching whilst this is going on...

    Any ideas?
     
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  3. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried cleaning the battery terminals and clamps with some wire wool?

    You may have dirty contacts!
     
  4. StanboA3

    StanboA3 New Member

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    Nope, just bolted it straight on. I'll give it some coppergrease later when its stopped raining...cheers

    Ben
     
  5. Mike.M

    Mike.M Well-Known Member

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    Its worth a go..........otherwise you could have a duff or not powerful enough battery
     
  6. Dean_T

    Dean_T Active Member

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    get a multimeter on the battery too, just to make sure its showing the correct voltage

    should be around 12v ish normally

    and around 14.4v when car is running
     
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