CAN CHECK A CAR BATTERY USING DIGITAL MULTIMETER EXACTLY ?

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I check my car battery using digital multimeter it Read 12.48v (in 20v position of multimeter) and it read 12.2 (in 200v position of multimeter)
My car is not start now - what is the problem? Car is had not been run 1 month, but I start the car and off everyday - Battery Ampere is low?

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 AT 4:16 AM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Yes, you can check use a multi meter. The readings you are getting are good for the battery. With the engine running, it should increase. As far as the no start, is the starter engaging?

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 AT 4:39 AM
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Dear Sirs, My morris minor 1000 car can not start Pleas tel me what happened?
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Difficult to start, Start mortar is slip
start and stop the engine
when start, the engine is tuning weakly
Petrol pump weak supply
ignition warming light is not off
I check my car battery using digital multimeter it Read 12.48v (in 20v position of multimeter) and it read 12.2 (in 200v position of multimeter)
My car is not start now - what is the problem? Car is had not been run 1 month, but I start the car and off everyday (befor 2 days I started the car )- Battery Ampere is low?

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 AT 4:49 AM
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Have the battery load tested, 12V surface charge is no indication as to battery condition, if fuel pressure is poor, repair fuel pump, is it a mechanical or an older SU electric pump? Are the compressions ok?

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 AT 7:31 AM

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