car turns over very slow before starting


Asked by Feb 02, 2013 at 04:31 PM about the 1998 Lexus ES 300

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sometimes the car sounds like it has a dead battery and cranks over slow and starts. Other times it is fine. If I start it with the battery charger hooked up it starts right up. Battery is 5 months old

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Try the alternater it could be draining ur battery.

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Check the voltage with the engine running. It should be more than 14 volts. Check the voltage after sitting all night - it should be around 12-12.5 volts. If the morning voltage is lower, either the alternator is not charging fully or there is something slowly draining the battery. --- You do not want anything draining that new battery. A battery life is about 300 full cycles. Every night that your battery is drained, it uses some of that life.

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