Author Topic: Car problems.  (Read 3711 times)

NewF

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 760
  • My mom sais i'm cool.
    • View Profile
Car problems.
« on: February 10, 2012, 08:42:18 PM »
Anyone know anything about cars? If so, maybe you can help me out.
'Bout a month ago, car wouldn't start, so I went out and bought a bran new battery. Once the battery was put in, started perfectly without a problem. I kept going down once every few days to start it up and keep it going, but tonight when I tried, the car was completely dead. No starting sound, no lights on, nothing.

Could it be the battery again somehow? If so, what could cause my battery to drain that fast? Brand new battery, dead in a month.
If it's not the battery, what else could it be?

I'm assuming it's the battery because no lights come on at all when I put the key in, and there's also some blue blinking light that's constantly blinking in the car 24/7, I don't even know what it's for.
Any help would be appreciated.

OmegaOmni

  • Bernard Deathrage Advocate
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1569
  • I am here to fuck the scout's mother.
    • View Profile
Re: Car problems.
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 08:50:27 PM »
Possibly a dead altinater. 

Bobbias

  • #1 Poster
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7160
  • 404 Avatar not found.
    • View Profile
    • Magnetic Architect
Re: Car problems.
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 03:22:31 AM »
Dead alternator could definitely end up draining a battery really fast. If you have a multimeter you can check the voltage of the battery, which gives you a pretty rough idea of whether it's dead or not (less than 12 volts and there's a problem, most batteries run around 13 volts or so charged, sometimes even higher).

You can also bring the battery somewhere to have it's charge tested, but I don't think that's necessary. I'd say get the alternator checked.
This is going in my sig. :)


BANNED FOR BAD PUNS X_x

Jupi

  • Striped Member
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1321
  • ...omg...it spins...
    • View Profile
    • Jupi's website.  No, rly.
Re: Car problems.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 03:51:13 AM »
Double yup-ping the alternator!
actually fuck you guys just kidding keep my quote in your sigs

NewF

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 760
  • My mom sais i'm cool.
    • View Profile
Re: Car problems.
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 04:08:25 PM »
I think I might just end up towing the damn thing to a garage and getting them to fix it, I just don't wanna pay an arm and a leg for it.

NewF

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 760
  • My mom sais i'm cool.
    • View Profile
Re: Car problems.
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 12:41:39 PM »
Good news, got my car on the road and everything runs perfectly, but ran into another small problem last night. Last night was just driving around and out of nowhere I heard the clicking sound that is made when I use my turn signal. It started randomly and makes the clicking sound randomly in no pattern, when I'm not using my signals at all. All my bulbs are fine, and all my signals work properly, but that random clicking is annoying as fuck. Anyone know what this would be and how to fix it?

OmegaOmni

  • Bernard Deathrage Advocate
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 1569
  • I am here to fuck the scout's mother.
    • View Profile
Re: Car problems.
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 01:40:48 PM »
Hmm that is one I am not sure possibly something in the dash I dunno

Bobbias

  • #1 Poster
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7160
  • 404 Avatar not found.
    • View Profile
    • Magnetic Architect
Re: Car problems.
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 06:57:39 PM »
Sounds like a relay somewhere going weird, but I have no idea what that might be. Tracing the wiring in a car is not fun, either, if you dont know where the problem is.
This is going in my sig. :)


BANNED FOR BAD PUNS X_x

NewF

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 760
  • My mom sais i'm cool.
    • View Profile
Re: Car problems.
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2015, 03:31:45 AM »
Awesome, thanks. I KNEW Levitra and Viagra would make my car work again! Great idea!

Zephlar

  • Not Banned (Yet!)
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 303
  • Genuine Bullshitter
    • View Profile
    • Ranalli Photography & Design, LLC
Re: Car problems.
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2015, 12:30:47 PM »
Awesome, thanks. I KNEW Levitra and Viagra would make my car work again! Great idea!

....did you not know that already?

Newb.