Yesterday I was driving my 96 to work, as I pulled into the parking lot
EVERYTHING died. There was no prior indications, just suddenly nothing.
Any ideas? Last year I had to replace the battery because it had an
internal short, could this be a repeat of that? Someone at that time
mentioned a problem with C-4's eating batteries. Is this a known problem
and if so, is there a fix for it?
78 & 96 Coupes (red of course)
My '92 went with its original battery after 5 years and right at 100,000
miles. You may need to talk to a real service tech instead of all the neigh
sayers. Seldom has a car told me when it was going to quit especially now
that most failures are electrical/electronic.
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"Scubabix" < email@example.com> wrote in message
The CS-130 alternator has a reputation for going bad and this can wipe out
the battery. However, by '96, they had been replaced with the heavier
version or with a different style, so doubtful that is your problem.
I've had a few batteries that lasted a year and died suddenly, even though
they were the 2 and 3 year warranty ones.
First, none of this helps you, so get yourself towed home or to a
dealer/garage. If the battery is dead, try charging it and see if all comes
back. If so, then test the alternator. If these are both good, then you
need someone who can run a full diagnostic on the car.
Like Dad said, you probably won't find the answer here on this one.
The car is already at the dealership and I'm waiting for some word. The
last time, it was worked on by a dealership that has since seemed very
shaky. This one seems to be much more capable, I'll see. Thanks for the
I just got it back from the shop. The battery had an internal short.
That's twice in a year. They did a diagnostic check of the charging system
and didn't find anything wrong. With the tow, battery and labor, that's
$299 for a battery. I sure hope this was a case of a bad battery. I do
know if it happens again, I'll get it home and change my own battery.
Thanks for the help guys.
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