My battery is staying fully charged but seems like it has an internal
short if that is possible. The car plays dead sometimes. My post and
clamps are very clean. Clamps are nice and tight. When the car is
acting totally dead, if I tap on the positive post, it comes back to
life. The battery has warranty left so I can return it, just not sure
what to say is wrong with it.
In the last 6 yrs. I've been through FOUR batteries for the same problem.
3 where auto zone and one diehard. Internal connector failure seems to be a
common problem today, Must be the less lead content of these made in Mexico
Rookies behind the counter try to play the it checks OK game when you bring
it in for a warranty trade as it is a intermittent internal connector
My third AZ battery was on a $60 prorate so I went the DieHard route and
that one failed in 10 months the same way.
An no my Sable is not vibration prone off roader........
Alternator is fine, it was wack the top of the battery and the lights would
come on and cranked right up. Just like the movies when a UFO flies over
you. Dead, wack, On . It could go days until it happened again in all the
cases. Never a alt. light or any other sign of a problem until you hop in
one time and it's a no start. Could happen on a morning start up or a
I think the Sears and AZ batteries may be made by Johnson Controls but a
buddy of mine had a Interstate do the same thing to him.
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