Need a new battery---CHECK OUT THE PICS! - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


2000-2005 Discuss your 2000-2005 Bonneville SE, SLE, and SSEi Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-29-2009, 07:38 AM   #11
Senior Member
Posts like a Corvette
 
crunkfrunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 1,389
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
crunkfrunk is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MouSe View Post
Alternator hates me why? Everytime I checked it out, it was charging at 14.7 volts regularly.
Is that what the DIC said? beacuse that voltage is internal to the alternator, not the whole system itself. For example when my subs hit REALLY hard I know the voltage drops but the DIC might only say 14.5 instead of 14.7, so it'* not a tell all thing, and voltage isn't the important one is the amperage, since that post was so corroded there had to be a lot of resistance to charge the battery
crunkfrunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 03:59 PM   #12
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
MouSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 5,988
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
MouSe is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crunkfrunk View Post
Is that what the DIC said? beacuse that voltage is internal to the alternator, not the whole system itself. For example when my subs hit REALLY hard I know the voltage drops but the DIC might only say 14.5 instead of 14.7, so it'* not a tell all thing, and voltage isn't the important one is the amperage, since that post was so corroded there had to be a lot of resistance to charge the battery
Well once we got the new battery in there, post cleaned up and all...we ran a test on the system. No amp draw with the car off, normal amp draw with the starter, and 14.5 Volts charging.

Guess it didn't hurt the alternator too bad.
MouSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 08:07 PM   #13
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Purplehazeir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Arlington, WA
Posts: 7,979
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Purplehazeir is on a distinguished road
Default

Mouse had the same thing happen to me on another ride. I ended using a long self tapping screw, ran it through the bolt on the cable and into the side post. It got me to auto parts store.
Purplehazeir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 08:40 PM   #14
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
MouSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 5,988
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
MouSe is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Purplehazeir View Post
Mouse had the same ting happen to me on another ride. I ended using a long self tapping screw, ran it through the bolt on the cable and into the side post. It got me to auto parts store.
I wish I woulda thought of that.

$300 later....SON OF *************
MouSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 09:41 PM   #15
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Bonnie2K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bonnie2K is on a distinguished road
Default

Mine went last Jan. when it got towed in for 20 miles with the flashers on. Dealer wanted $160 for a intersate plus $60 to install. Nice thing about it in the back was I was out of the wind when I replaced it. I know dealers are expensive but it was towed for bad ignition switched, that one went 6 months later and replaced free, the the tow was free. I paid $110 for mine from the dealers Auto Value Parts store on the other side of the lot.
Bonnie2K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2009, 10:59 PM   #16
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
MouSe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 5,988
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
MouSe is on a distinguished road
Default

Well like I said, the battery was half the repair cost. The other was labor on diagnosing (bs charge too, I told them EXACTLY what it needed), R&R battery, fixing the battery cable, and testing the system.
MouSe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 09:45 PM   #17
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
RPerry435's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Saginaw, Michigan
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
RPerry435 is on a distinguished road
Default

Just an FYI for next time Optima'* are gel and NON-Venting, you CAN use them in our cars just have to get the side post model.
RPerry435 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2009, 10:00 PM   #18
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
2kg4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Windsor, Ontario / Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 4,804
Thanked 220 Times in 181 Posts
2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RPerry435 View Post
Just an FYI for next time Optima'* are gel and NON-Venting, you CAN use them in our cars just have to get the side post model.
Ray, I am getting conflicting information on that statement. I am hearing they are completely sealed except for when the safety valves pop open to release gases. They are better than most batteries due to being sealed. However, during heavy charging, the safety valves can pop open. The Bonneville vents to not fit these batteries, and when I checked their website they do not show an application for a 2000+ Bonneville.
2kg4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 01:04 AM   #19
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
RPerry435's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Saginaw, Michigan
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
RPerry435 is on a distinguished road
Default

2KG4U, thats interesting we build cop cars and use these specifically because they are sealed units never had any complaints from smell... I wasn't aware they have popup vents though.
RPerry435 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2009, 01:08 AM   #20
Senior Member

True Car Nut
 
2kg4u's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Windsor, Ontario / Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 4,804
Thanked 220 Times in 181 Posts
2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of2kg4u has much to be proud of
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RPerry435 View Post
2KG4U, thats interesting we build cop cars and use these specifically because they are sealed units never had any complaints from smell... I wasn't aware they have popup vents though.
I am going to try to contact them next week to get information right from them about this. I do know (because I checked) that the application menu on their website does not show a battery for a 2000+ Bonneville.
2kg4u is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any issues replacing a battery with 550 CCA with a 800 CCA battery GunsOfNavarone General GM Chat 8 10-06-2014 08:17 AM
ohh battery ohh battery (kinda long) TISbonneville General GM Chat 2 03-04-2006 04:48 AM
check out my new sweet 00 (the swap, tons of pics) harofreak00 Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 145 11-13-2005 12:04 PM
need help asap.. need to keep powered when removing battery Custom88 Everything Electrical & Electronic 10 06-22-2004 11:58 PM
NEw Sexy Pics..check 'em out.. BonneAlien Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 9 02-21-2003 03:16 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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 Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:43 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.