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DEAD BATTERY-2007

 
vendo44
I love my Chevy Chevette!
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Posted: 01/18/09 07:52 PM

Car has been in storage for a couple of months.  Went to start up the car and found the battery was completely dead.  No power to the car at all.  Went to jump the car, but only clicking noise occurred.  I seemed to have lots of power for interior lighting, stereo, headlights etc, but she would not crank at all.  Any suggestions.  

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waynep712
V-6 Camaros rule!
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Joined: 10/08
Posted: 01/20/09 02:28 PM

totally discharged batterys need to be slow charged...   half an amp at about 16 or 17 volts.... this will sometimes save them.. if they have been dead less than a few weeks...

examine the ends of the battery...  if they are swollen .. replace it.. it has sulfated..

trying to boost start an 88 or newer car with a totally dead battery may ruin your alternator if you get the car started...  the charge circuits in the alternator will cause the  alternator to put out and put out current until the diodes fail, or are damaged...

there are a lot of things that say on in new cars...   taking small amounts of current out of the battery.. keep alive memorys on various things...   got a built in cell phone that might have been left on..??    does onstar stay on...  

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redroadster2007
I love my Chevy Chevette!
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Posted: 02/14/09 01:09 AM

I had the same problem.  I bought a Battery Tender and used it.  It charged the battery, slowly, (about 24 hours) and when the light on the Tender turned GREEN I started the car.  Then I did the window indexing and all is well. I use the Battery Tender whenever the Corvette is parked in the garage. Hope this helps.  

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vendo44
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Posted: 03/03/09 05:03 PM

Thanks-- I went ahead and also purchased a similar charger.  It solved the problem.  What is "window indexing"?  

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dcboyle
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Joined: 07/10
Posted: 07/21/10 05:42 PM

I have an 2005 vettte,it stalled completley at a red light shut down everything almost as if I hit the shut off switch,it started back up again but it was a scarry feeling any one out there have this  issue ,dealer ran diagnositics all ok no fault codes whatsoever?  

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2011GS
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Posted: 08/05/11 08:57 PM

Window indexing is for the rag tops as far I know.  Windows will drop down about 1/4 inch to open and close the door.  My convertible does it...can't speak for the coupes.  

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