Mechanics

WON'T TURN OVER FAST ENOUGH TO START AFTER GETS WARM, IF I LET IS SIT FOR 2 HOURS IT STARTS FINE.

1996 Dodge Intrepid • 197 miles

I can jump it and it will start, so I bought a new battery and still the same problem. It did get hot once this summer before I figured out that the fuse for the electric fan was blown.
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GL
August 14, 2012.



Did you check the alternator and starter?

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Aug 14, 2012.
So your thoughts are that the starter is getting hot with the motor and causing it not to turn at a high rate? I am thinking the alternator is fine beacuse it does charge back up


Tiny
GL
Aug 14, 2012.
I believe it checking basics to start. What is the voltage at the battery running?

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Aug 14, 2012.
Roy, thanks for the response, I did check voltages and we are at 12.4 not running and 14.4 running


Tiny
GL
Aug 14, 2012.
Good. Next I would look at all the connections at the battery. Positive and negative to be sure there is no voltage drops and good tight connections.

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Aug 14, 2012.
Connections are good and tight, neg just cleaned when new battery was installed a month ago positive has brand new cable clamp


Tiny
GL
Aug 14, 2012.
Did you do voltage drop tests?

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Aug 14, 2012.
No I didn't
If that was the case why it turn over easier when it is at room temp?


Tiny
GL
Aug 14, 2012.
Heat effects electric as in grounds and powers.

Roy


ASEMaster6371
Aug 14, 2012.
How do I go about doing a voltage drop test!


Tiny
GL
Aug 14, 2012.