With everything turned off, at the least, I'd use a digital multimeter across the battery posts, turn the key to crank, see how far the reading drops. I'm asking, how far does the reading drop? I'd have to check battery and charging system, myself. I'd check the charging system on the vehicle, engine running. The alternator may check out out fine, if you take it off and take it to the store. If there is a problem with the wiring to or from the alternator, the store test won't show it.
I'd have to check the actual voltage reading at the starter solenoid, when trying to start. It could be a problem with the starter? I can't tell without the voltage tests.
Saturday, December 26th, 2009 AT 1:40 PM