Car Problems

CM Mark

The East is Ours!
#1
Okay, I know there are a few car people here on the Bag. (I'm looking at you old man) I think my battery is dead. When I turn the key, I heard no sounds what so ever, not even the starter trying to turn over. Lately I have known something was coming because as I drive to work at night, sometimes when I hit the brakes, the headlights would dim. It would also take a couple of times turning the ignition to start.

So, the question is, is it the battery, or is it something else?
 

Creasy Bear

gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
Donator
#2
It's probably the flux capacitor.
 

Philly loser

Wackbag Elder Statesman
#5
Once the car is started, I don't think the battery would cause your lights to dim. I'm thinking alternator.

(But I don't know jack shit about cars)
 
#6
My guess is the alternator or the alternator belt, which led to the battery dying.
 
#7
Go to Auto Zone and ask for some muffler bearings, they'll hook you up and that should take care of the problem
 

YaHearIHearMe

Yeah....Wait What?
#8
Yes I say the battery. Just yesterday my beater has been acting up it wont start with the auto start when I press the button to unlock the doors it just clicks a few times and dosent unlock its self have to do it with the key and start it the the key with no problem. I think it has to do with the COLD weather we've been having.
Give the battery a charge and see it this happen quick, it can be one of two things yes either a dead battery or a bad alternator. But ya gotta start some where so I would start with either giving it a charge or just buy a new battery especially if the car is due for it.

Also check the zimzomertor meter they always go bad in winter on a lot of cars
 

Sprite

permanent case of the Moooondays
#9
Sounds like your car was running off only the battery for some time. This would mean a broken alternator. I'm 90% sure of this because that would explain the dimming lights when hitting the brakes.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#11
for 85$ an hour i will be more than happy to fix the problem
 

CM Mark

The East is Ours!
#12
for 85$ an hour i will be more than happy to fix the problem
With everything else that I know is wrong with my car, $85 an hour would make you more money than I make in an entire year. :(
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#13
85 an hr is cheap. most dealers are over 100$an hour.
 

CallmeQtie

“How soon 'not now' becomes 'never'.”
#14
Altenator is 2 bolts and a belt I think.. Do it MARK! :) Hope you get here Sunday for RR.
 

CM Mark

The East is Ours!
#15
Altenator is 2 bolts and a belt I think.. Do it MARK! :) Hope you get here Sunday for RR.
I replaced my alternator not that long ago. When it died, there was at least a little clicking sound coming from the starter when I turned the key. Right now, there is nothing. Things are looking like I may not make it tomorrow night. :(
 
#17
QT just called you a little girl because you're whining about car problems.

Fix it yourself she says!

If you didn't get how funny that was, I just wanted to hold a magnifying glass over your tiny man hood.

You're welcome!







:action-sm
 

d0uche_n0zzle

**Negative_Creep**
#18
Take a gallon container of gasoline and pour liberally on the interior, step away toss flaming book of matches into vehicle.

Then just WALK AWAY.
 

CM Mark

The East is Ours!
#19
Take a gallon container of gasoline and pour liberally on the interior, step away toss flaming book of matches into vehicle.

Then just WALK AWAY.
Trust me, that thought has crossed my mind numerous times.
 

CallmeQtie

“How soon 'not now' becomes 'never'.”
#20
QT just called you a little girl because you're whining about car problems.

Fix it yourself she says!

If you didn't get how funny that was, I just wanted to hold a magnifying glass over your tiny man hood.

You're welcome!
:action-sm
No I said it cause if I can take 4 years of auto shop and know enough about the parts of an American car to make a statment with some knowledge of what I am saying, Hey Fezman maybe your wife can fetch me some pie. I can't cook.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
#22
No I said it cause if I can take 4 years of auto shop and know enough about the parts of an American car to make a statment with some knowledge of what I am saying, Hey Fezman maybe your wife can fetch me some pie. I can't cook.
neither can she.
 
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