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2007 GT wont start

2007 GT I was listening to the i pod at a party. When i went to start it to charge the battery engine will not turn over. The battery is reading 12 volts, lights and dash all work, car just wont start.

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Battery might not be able to handle the load required to start the car. It can read 12 volts and have lights and still not be able to start the car. Jump it see what happens. If nothing then your starter or the anti theft could be bad. Ant theft you would have to get in car, close doors, hit lock then unlock and try to start. you will have to do all that in the few seconds alloted.

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Additionally, the reading you get w/a simple hand held meter while the car is off is only "initial" voltage. A fully charged battery should read at least 12.6 initial volts & can read slightly higher if fresh off a charger. As you already heard, merely a few volts can maintain some accessories. Turning over an engine requires more than most of your accessories; amperage is what you need for that & a voltage reading is not telling you the whole story. You can use a volt meter to see the drop in voltage when you turn the key to the start position; if voltage drops below 10.2, that car is not gonna start. To know the full story, an amp draw test is what you need to eliminate the battery from the anti-theft or any other contributing factors. Your starter requires amperage to spin the engine over, cold weather, out of tune and/or fouled plugs to mention a few issues only make starting an engine less and less likely & then you add a discharged battery or a battery which simply can not hold it's required amperage under load (starting) and again, you are not starting that car. Likely you drew the charge down sufficiently, battery is likely the original, mine is & I too have an '07 & have drawn the battery down by leaving the lights on. charge it up after you jump it & then any auto parts store can do an amp draw test on it once fully charged. No battery can be "properly" tested if not fully charged. I'm in Fl so cold is never an issue but boiling over is so care no matter where you live is a must. Play that i-pod, start the car & let it run & you'll have less trouble.

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Not trying to be a ****, but seriously..?? You ran your battery down, so give her a jump and be done with it. This didn't require it's own thread.


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