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Old 07-29-2005, 01:16 PM   #101
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well guys, it'* hopeless. Tried boosting it with tara'* jeep.. and it didn't work out. It kept stalling the jeep, even if we revved it up to 2.5k. it would just bog down and stall. Not quite sure why, i didn't cross wires or anything.. but her alt is weak to begin with, so i didn't want to hur tanything. My mom'* car is apparently 6v too.. how fucked up is that? I was thinking of using her car tonight, but it'* weird.. 6v in a 2004? Did i maybe measure wrong?
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I've never heard of a modern car being 6v. If anything, the trend would be higher, not lower voltage.

I doubt that you'll have any better luck jumping than you did before though. If anything is going to work, I think you'd need to find a big vehicle, with a big engine, and a big alternator. Stalling out a Jeep is proof of that (unless you did something very wrong).

Everstart: Don't those have a decent warranty? Any time left on that? If not, I'd suck it up and get a new battery...
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Old 07-29-2005, 11:32 PM   #104
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big engine? hahaha.. 100hp 4cyl are the norm here.. tara'* jeep [4L 6cyl] is one of the bigger ones around.

The battery has a 3 year warranty, but you need the receipts and of course i don't have that.. so i am just going to suck it up and pick up a new one.
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Why are you having such a big problem boosting the car? My Bonne was boosted after sitting 4 years with a completely crap battery (it sat for 4 years as well) by a 1984 Plymouth Voyager, and twice more by an '02 explorer. Is there something I'm missing?
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i'm not trying to start my car.. i'm trying to boost my battery to the point where it will take a charge from my charger. that way it won't hurt my alternator. but it didn't work out.. so i'm just going to buy a new battery. And trust me, there is a difference between a crap battery and a dead battery. you probably had voltage from it, i don't have ****. literally, the battery reads .05v now
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The Wal Mart Batteries are made by Johnson controls, same company that makes the Die Hard battery...

The Everstart thats in your car now is a good battery... Usually Wal-Mart will put a reciept in a pouch on the side of the battery... I think the battery in you car has a 3 or 4 years free replacement...

Mine are 2 - 4 years old now... The 95'* is 2 years old, and the 91'* is 4 years old.... Neither have let me down... I have a 950amp in the 91, and an 870( I think ) 78S ... some strange designation for south.. High heat I think... Starts the car like no tomorrow

The 92 Mitsubishi has a 4 year old everstart too... And even after sitting for a month it still started right up...


But if a battery sits for a prolonged period of time without being charged, its possible for the battery to crapp out in a short amount of time... I'm almost thinking that you have a dead cell in the battery...


Have any friends with an extra side post battery around? I think even 600 amps will start a 3800... I thing 700 is said to be the minimun for a replacement...

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what would happen if you wire up a 12-15volt ac adapter to the battery, left it on there for a little while, and then try to get it with the charger?
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hey now, where is the damn airbox hmmmmmmmm? you know i actually knew someone that drove a buick park ave with no airbox/hose, the engine eventually started running like **** so this dealer has it now lol
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The Wal Mart Batteries are made by Johnson controls, same company that makes the Die Hard battery...

The Everstart thats in your car now is a good battery... Usually Wal-Mart will put a reciept in a pouch on the side of the battery... I think the battery in you car has a 3 or 4 years free replacement...

Mine are 2 - 4 years old now... The 95'* is 2 years old, and the 91'* is 4 years old.... Neither have let me down... I have a 950amp in the 91, and an 870( I think ) 78S ... some strange designation for south.. High heat I think... Starts the car like no tomorrow

The 92 Mitsubishi has a 4 year old everstart too... And even after sitting for a month it still started right up...


But if a battery sits for a prolonged period of time without being charged, its possible for the battery to crapp out in a short amount of time... I'm almost thinking that you have a dead cell in the battery...


Have any friends with an extra side post battery around? I think even 600 amps will start a 3800... I thing 700 is said to be the minimun for a replacement...

Good luck
if u were closer i have a battery thats in the basement lol, and if you get a new one, get an energizer one from pep boys, those puppies are excellent, i have one in my 94 jeep cherokee with the 4L i-6 and the last time it wouldnt start i had to have been cranking it for 20 mins and it still had enough power to start it after i had it fixed, they didnt even need to jump it
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