Loose Battery Terminals And Loose Battery
2002 IS300 5MT 89K, completely STOCK
Battery: Everstart Maxx-24, 700 CCA, installed 1/1/16
SHORT STORY(found thru efforts in long story below): I am like 99.99999% sure its due to loose battery terminal connections.
What can I do? I have tightened it up as much as possible, any more and I'll start stripping threads and or nuts.. However there is still slight play on the POS+, and the NEG- comes off with little to no effort..
Been dealing with a non-starting car issue for a bit now, 2 months to be exact. Basically if I don't drive the vehicle daily, it won't start up.. i.e. drove fine Mon-Fri, then didn't drive it all weekend and Monday it would not start.
2 Months ago, thought it was the battery, it was 3years old, and Autozone said testing said it was bad, 60%.
I didn't quite get a good feel for the Autozone guy but since 3yrs old, and a mean WI winter coming i said F it and replaced it with Wally World: Everstart Maxx-24, 700 CCA
The last 4 weeks have been bliss, car fired up immediately each and every time, even after the 2 day weekend of no use..
Today it would not start, I was like, NOOOO NOT THIS AGAIN..
Took of the terminal connections, read the voltage on the non-connected battery, read: 12.51v
Threw the battery on charger, within 30mins it was fully charged..
Put back on car, Car does not start... I'm like no, can't be, has to start.. I check terminal connections, as I check tightness, car doors lock/unlock and lights flash.. i'm like huh, still does not start.. but is now clicking over..
About 10mins of fiddling like this I'm about to throw in the towel...
I give the cables one last wiggle of frustration and i see a little spark and of course the doors lock/unlock and lights flash..
I say what the heck and start up the car and BINGO... starts up no problem..
I shut it off, wait a few minutes and start it up again, fires up no problem..
So yeah I don't think its a parasitic draw but more so loose battery terminals...
NOW, HOW TO RESOLVE?
thanks in advance..
Last edited by Phabeon; 02-03-2016 at 09:56 AM.