BATTERY FLAT

  • Tiny
  • MattIrving
  • 2005 Smart
  • 2WD
  • manual

I have a Smart Forfour, the battery has been flat, changed the battery and absolutely no electricity whatsoever (no clock on dashboard etc), think new one was duff - but when I put the old one back in although the clock shows etc I can't jumpstart it with leads - any ideas?

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 AT 1:32 PM

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  • Docfixit
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Use a DVOM check voltage at BATT then from BATT POS to engine block

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 AT 2:01 PM
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Understand the meter reading from battery -but where do I test after that? Could it be an issue with the alternator?

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 AT 2:54 PM
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Suspect battey cable or connection fault. So measuring voltage fron batt terminal to block will test good connection

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Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 AT 3:18 PM

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