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I broke it I think

Post#1 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:37 pm

Need help urgent left a interior light on in car flattened the battery tried jump starting it from the wife's car,
All dashboard light come on but engine is just clicking like a card in a bycle wheel please help


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Post#2 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:45 pm

Sounds like shes not getting enough current. Try cleaning the terminals on both batteries to make sure you are getting a good connection.

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Post#3 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:47 pm

as above, but also leave it a few mins before trying again to get some charge back in the battery.

It could be you had a dodgy battery and didn't realise, this has shown it up
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Post#4 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:50 pm

Ok guys will try that
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Post#5 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:03 pm

Is it bad if engine management light is on or just reset the car electronics eg disconnect battery fast hating my car
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Post#6 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:41 pm

Still no luck :confusion-shrug:
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Post#7 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:44 pm

bump start it and then take it for a damn good run.

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Post#8 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:49 pm

paulchadwick wrote:bump start it and then take it for a damn good run.

Might have to
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Post#9 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:00 pm

Try to rev the wifes car while starting yours.

Make sure those terminals are clean as possible and even wiggle the teeth of the leads a bit to get them to bit into the terminals.

Failing that you either just need to charge the battery for a few hours or bump start it.

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Post#10 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:30 pm

Sorry to be a pest bit if need bump start it where the best place to put a tow rope as I got a bum shoulder and cannot push the car and wife would never mange to push it
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Post#11 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:15 pm

Swap the batteries and try it, if it starts then you know your battery is kaput.
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Re: I broke it ithink

Post#12 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:45 pm

:text-yeahthat:

If you've got a failed cell in your battery it won't start from a jump or a bump :think:


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Post#13 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:59 pm

Check your jump leads are for the right size engine. Mine go up to 3.5L engine and could jump start Freddie Mercury :)
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Re: I broke it ithink

Post#14 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:08 pm

Thanks guy for all advice managed to fine a mate with a charger put it on overnight it went first time back in love with the coupe ( not sure for how long lol)
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Re: I broke it I think

Post#15 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:36 pm

good news :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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