Battery change

Tiny
RANDY85
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  • 2015 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • 67,000 MILES
Battery kept draining but would crank right up once it was jumped. So I removed it to get charged and it was fully charged but once I put it back in the car has no power at all and the key is stuck in the ignition.
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Thursday, November 29th, 2018 AT 12:44 PM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

Recheck you connections and make sure they are clean and tight.

Do you have a voltmeter to check the voltage? It needs to read 12.6 volts.

Roy

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/everything-goes-dead-when-engine-is-cranked

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test
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Thursday, November 29th, 2018 AT 1:02 PM
Tiny
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No.
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Friday, November 30th, 2018 AT 7:57 AM
Tiny
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You can get a cheap one at a parts store for the checks.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test

Roy
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Friday, November 30th, 2018 AT 7:59 AM
Tiny
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I hooked jumper cables up to it and got sparks, so that should mean the battery is okay, right?
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Friday, November 30th, 2018 AT 8:50 AM
Tiny
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No it does not. They need to be tested with a meter.

Roy
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Friday, November 30th, 2018 AT 9:00 AM
Tiny
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Okay, thanks.
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Friday, November 30th, 2018 AT 9:38 AM
Tiny
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You are welcome.

We are here to help.

Roy
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Friday, November 30th, 2018 AT 11:00 AM

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