Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:27:40 -0500
From: -Bob- <noemailnopsammain.com>
Subject: Re: is the battery gone or the aiternator not charging it?


On Mon, 10 Feb 2003 13:17:09 -0400, Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org> wrote: >Salutations: > >Get a 12v charger from your local auto supply and a battery tester (exactly >like a antifreeze tester - but for batteries).. > >I do not think you can actually charge a flat battery properly from the >alternator - in fact, I've often wondered between seat heaters, defrosters, >music, fog lights, power windows and seats whether or not the system is a >little underpowered for a single battery.. I'd point from the other side though... if the car ran for 45 minutes after several days of this problem, then the alternator is working. Otherwise the car would have died. It's possible that everything is working _except_ the part of the circuit that charges the battery, but I doubt it. Get that battery tester and try it. It's only a few $'s at the store. I'll give you 9 out of 10 odds that the battery is dead. Bob

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