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1997 Toyota Tercel Question: Battery no longer wishes to play.

 

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tinyell, 1.5L 4 Cylinder, Middletown, CT, May 03, 2014, 07:46
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Last night driving I noticed interior lights(dash and clock) were very dim as with headlights. Battery light has been off and on for a while but yesterday consistently on. Got home my dad took my battery out of the car and tried 2 different batteries. Neither batteries worked unless a hot box was jumping them. Tried charging a battery and again nothing. What is happening/wrong?

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    G. T. Service Center (4231 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG May 03, 2014, 10:00
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    Have the charging system tested, and a possible dirty/bad wire connection.

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    November 17, 2014, 01:02
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    also an alternator test and check would be good to do at this point

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    tinyell, November 17, 2014, 08:31
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    I ended up replacing the alternator and all is well. Thank you.

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