Four cylinder front wheel drive manual 196000 miles
My car sat for five days. Would not start. I had the clutch and brake pressed down, turned key, engine would not turn over. The dash lights came on, dimmed if I kept the key turned. I could not hear the normal clicking I would have expected but my wife who was outside the car said she heard a click, but it was not a repetitive click, it was a click, then a few seconds later, another click, etc. Took battery to local parts store and it tested with 12.91 volts, 651 of 675 CCA's, and state of health reading was on the border of the good area and the starting to show wear. Note: There are three areas shown on the health reading, bad, wearing, and good. The battery is forty months old and has a eighty four month warranty. I tried to jump my car with my wife's Honda Pilot. The car would not jump. Only one time did I get even a faint attempt at the engine trying to turn over.
Any thoughts on what to test next? I did not want to replace the battery and then find out it is the starter, alternator, relay switch, pedal switch, etc. Also, the car is currently stuck in my garage.
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 AT 10:29 AM