I had the gaskets on my transmission replaced by this idiot mechanic who did
it at a discount price. Well, the transmission is still leaking, but the
real problem now is that the battery is dead. I dont know if this caused it
or me jiggling one of the spark plug wires around did it (because the engine
started running rough as hell on the trip back from the mechanic). So any
ideas on why the battery would die now? I went to start the car and the
electricity fired for about a second them died. The RPM needle stayed up
though and pressing the brakes it went back down, then i took the keys out
and then tried again, and nothing happens.
Batteries die for a lot of reasons. Measure the voltage at the battery
terminals. 0 volts mean the battery has a open cell and is junk. 10.55 means one
cell is shorted, again junk. Both conditions happen with out warning and are
common. What are the condition of the battery cables? Being a 92, they are
suspect. Was it caused by you jiggling the plug wires? No.
I just measured it, its 12.55 volts across the terminals, but the car doesnt
seem to be getting any power. One ceiling light turns on (barely) when i
open the door, but nothing else works. No starter, no power locks, nothing.
Also the Brake pedal isnt releasing itself. What gives?
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