A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

Last night was oh so much fun. My Dad's having weird electrical issues with his truck.

He goes into a store, comes out 10 minutes later, and his truck won't start. He calls me, but my jumper cables are bad (using them in leu of rope to tie things down will do that). The Tow truck can jump start it, but the amp meter is not showing the battery as creating a huge draw (i.e., not dead). And once started it runs. But if you shut it off, it will not restart. This includes after leaving the battery on the charger all night. So...

Bad battery? Then it would still create a load for the alternator. Bad alternator? Then the car would not stay running after disconnected from the battery. Battery just needs a charge? All night on the charger would have fixed that. Bad starter? It's possible some of the brushings could be worn down and a little extra power can get it going, but not likely.


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