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Old 08-24-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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lights dimming on and off after changing starter

has anyone ever had the problem of lights dimming on and off after changing a stater on their car? my volts on the battery when not started read 11.37 and when the car is started it was reading 13.87. i dont know what it is and any hints or tips would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance


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Old 08-24-2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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Double check all your connections, especially the grounds, and have your battery tested. Fully charged battery should be reading just over 12 Volts.
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yea its my battery. its 10 years old and its not holding a charge.
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10 year old battery! I would go buy a lottery ticket.
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Old 08-26-2012, 04:31 PM   #5
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lol i think the lottery is a waste of money. i work at a gas station
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yea its my battery. its 10 years old and its not holding a charge.
wow. 4-5 years is all that i would let it stay in any of my cars.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:44 PM   #7
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i got the car from my dad last year and i havent had any problems with it. he used to work at ford dealers thru out new england
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