When I put my multimeter over the brand new battery, I get around 12.5 volts when off, but when I turn the key to "ON" and attempt to start the car the voltage drops to around 7.1 volts. The engine will turn over a time or two. If I try starting it again, it may turn over once or not at all.
Any idea what could be causing the voltage drop when I try to start the engine? I am thinking that because of the low voltage the starter isn't getting enough power to start the engine.
I can confirm I am getting a spark, and the alternator is roughly 6 years old.
I really appreciate any help you can provide.
have the same problem?
Friday, January 20th, 2012 AT 1:56 AM