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blade28768
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Nov 29, 2012, 4:15 AM

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I have a Toyota Rav 4 2.00ltr Diesel 53 plate. Even on the frostiest of mornings, it will start. However, if i drive it for say 30mins, stop for deisel, and try to restart after a couple of minutes, the battery is almost flat. If i leave it for a little longer, say 15 mins, enough for the engine to cool down a little, it's ok.....Help!


Tom Greenleaf
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Nov 29, 2012, 4:56 AM

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This vehicle isn't sold here but not the point. By rights it should be easier once warmed up. If cranking but too slow might suggest engine is tight from perhaps heat or starter too hot.

If by "flat" you mean like a near totally dead battery that would be another thing.

You might want to test battery power and voltage drop from battery to starter to see if this gets the full amps from the battery,

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