WHY DOES CAR START SLUGGISH AFTER INSTALLING NEW...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2005 Toyota Corolla
  • 125,000 miles

Why does car start sluggish after installing new battery?

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 AT 11:39 PM

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  • caradiodoc
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  • 24,907 posts

Bad connection or new battery is not fully charged. Measure the battery voltage. It will be 12.6 volts if it's fully charged. At 12.4 volts it's about half charged.

Voltage drop tests will identify a poor connection.

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Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 AT 11:44 PM

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