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1997 Chevrolet Venture Question: Can heat/outside temprature have an effect on a car battery?

 

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silentone, Tucson, AZ, July 22, 2012, 11:25
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I can start my vehicle early in the morning before the temprature rises with no problem but as soon as the temprature gets hot it won't start. The cells are full.

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    lude22r July 22, 2012, 11:35
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    As in drag racing when cars temperatures get really high they have problems starting. In a battery excessive heat causes corrosion and in turn hard starting = shortening life span of the battery.

    I forgot to add it can also be an intermittent problem with the main relay, starter, or fuel pump.

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    silentone, July 22, 2012, 15:32
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    Thank you

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