2008 Hyundai Elantra Battery problems?

Tiny
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  • 2008 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 63,000 MILES
Yes, this is us too this morning. Can we jump it? Is there warranty on the battery?

Did the new battery fix the problem? What caused the battery to die?
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Friday, December 31st, 2010 AT 5:37 PM

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Tiny
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This is a very confusing post, can you please clarify your question? 2008 battery should be OK so a problem would exist in the charging system, and requires testing to figure out what's wrong. Here's how to do thisa yourself:
http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_test_alternator.htm
http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/battery.htm
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Friday, December 31st, 2010 AT 5:42 PM
Tiny
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Thank you, We have it on a charger and it's been charging for a hour or so. Now when we go to start it the lights come on and the alarm go off. We have two fuses pulled, they are still out. The voltage meter is showing up to 12. So we have disconnected the charger. Next we will put the fuses back in and try one more time. If it starts we plan to take it in auto zone or a local shop we have it tested. The deal is 96 plus miles away.
So what I'm hearing from you is get it in and have it tested. Right?
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Friday, December 31st, 2010 AT 7:01 PM
Tiny
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Well it just started. Thank you for your reply. I'll write later what the problem is.
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Friday, December 31st, 2010 AT 7:03 PM
Tiny
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Did you click on the links in my post? Yes either you or someone that knows how should test the charging system. The links above explain how to do it.
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Friday, December 31st, 2010 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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We replaced the fuses (which were removed to stop the clicking noise, the noise was while we not trying to start the car). The car stated and the alarm started. Used the key fob to turn the alarm off, car was fine. Drove to town (15m)auto zone check the battery it is ok. Next we started the car and he checked the alternator it was ok too.
Could it be that the alarm system was engaged and stopped the car from starting? We had bad thunderstorms last night and it is went off, in the car port, we would not have heard it. Read the hand book at some point the alarm stops and it will stop the car from starting. So was the battery down? It read 10 v so it may have been. We did charge it with the battery using instructions off the site. Did errands stop and start it did fine.
Thank you, I hope it done.
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Saturday, January 1st, 2011 AT 12:36 AM
Tiny
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10v is too low to start the car, yes I suppose the alarm my have had something to do with it, and the clicking was due to the low charge of the battery, all should be back to normal now.
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Saturday, January 1st, 2011 AT 12:41 AM

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