BATTERY TROUBLE

  • Tiny
  • Willf1158
  • 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier
  • 107,000 miles

Last November my battery died on me and I had to buy a new one. Now y car won't start again. Is it the battery, which I have only had for 6 months, or is it something more serious? I got a boost yesterday and it started just fine and I drove it around for a few minutes to warm it up but now it won't start again. I also opened the good yesterday and noticed the cords are still connected to the battery but somehow the battery itself has come loose from the screws and that I was able to pick up the battery while still connected to the cords

Saturday, May 11th, 2013 AT 5:55 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Have the battery load tested to see if it can hold a charge.
Have the alternator checked for output as well. My bet is the alternator has failed.

Have the battery hold down re done so it is secure

roy

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013 AT 6:04 AM
  • Tiny
  • Willf1158
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Okay, thanks. How much would a new alternator run me?

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013 AT 6:12 AM
  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Part is around 150 and 1 hour in labor

Roy

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Saturday, May 11th, 2013 AT 6:58 AM

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