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Troubleshoot a car idled for over 1 year


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xusword
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Jul 4, 2016, 7:46 PM

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Yeah, the battery must have died.

Bought a charger like this Link deleted ......... not allowed and it won't even charge.

My question is that. Can I simply buy a battery or replace it myself, or could there be something even more seriously wrong with the car? While the battery is charging I tried turning on the car and it wouldn't work. Should the car electronics be able to turn on while it is connected to the charger? Could there be a more serious issue to the car that replacing the battery won't fix?

thanks


(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Jul 5, 2016, 5:36 AM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 4, 2016, 8:47 PM

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? What car? Doesn't matter this suggests a car was just left alone for a whole year. Battery is junk if it was new when abandoned.


What is so surprising to you? No vehicle listed so can't say 'boooo' about what it might need,


T



xusword
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Jul 4, 2016, 9:32 PM

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? What car? Doesn't matter this suggests a car was just left alone for a whole year. Battery is junk if it was new when abandoned.


What is so surprising to you? No vehicle listed so can't say 'boooo' about what it might need,


T


Not sure which part of my post reads to you like I am surprised. OK, I neglected my car for some time because I am busy with my life. I am here to ask about what I should check other than the car battery and the first reply I got is so demeaning and patronizing.

Thank you sir. I am glad I made your day.

Is trolling others the only way for you to feel big and smart or do you have other hobbies?


xusword
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Jul 4, 2016, 9:44 PM

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Not sure how to delete my post but I feel stupid leaving my question here.

Please remove my post. I should have just gone straight to a jiffy lube with my question. I'd rather risk getting ripped off. At least when they laugh at me it would be behind my back, I wouldn't have to read them


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 4, 2016, 10:00 PM

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You still haven't said what kind of car this is but doesn't matter now. You know you need a new battery but assorted other problems are unknown or what to expect when/if you get it running at all.


If nothing else when car is running don't expect brakes to work properly right away as they can easily rust up and not stop the car at all at first.


No intention of being demeaning to you. We all have other things to do, takes up time and something goes neglected that matters or doesn't over time. Vehicles do NOT like sitting around of all things and need extra attention to know they are OK to use again depending on how stored.


Do yourself a favor and charge up the new battery before you even install it. They aren't charged in full when new and people don't know that,


T







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