Thread: 83 300D Turbo
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Old 03-28-2001, 06:38 PM
gs sparhawk gs sparhawk is offline
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I can't count the times I've "fixed" the problems you describe by cleaning the battery posts and cables. The alternator can't recharge a battery without a good contact throughout the circuit and down she goes at low current drain.. In jumping the battery you usually put the jumpers on the cable itself and don't realise that the battery post connection is poor because she starts. Then you run it a bit with a few components on and the battery never gets back up. That's not the 100% fix but it has been the cure to so many "bad battery" symptoms it is embarrassing. I've chased the myriad of other things to no avail before looking at the most elementary item. Best wishes--- Steve
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