Can auto computer have a problem with a battery under 12 volts

Asked by Jul 05, 2016 at 05:09 PM about the 1995 Chevrolet Chevy Van

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sometimes I let my van sit for week without charging. When I do this it seems
to run more rough. But if I start it up every few days and keep it charged up I
don't have this problem. Is this model more prone to this. My 2002 doesn't
have this problem.

2 Answers

298,755

Your battery should be at 12.3V. If it is under 12 volts, the van won't start and you will get weird electrical issues. If the battery is over 5 years old, you need a new one. Since the van sits for weeks without starting, purchase a "Battery tender". it all trickle charge your battery when not in use.

1 people found this helpful.

Thanks Tom, It does start, even when the battery shows a little under 12 volts. It just runs a little rough for a while, I guess until the computer gets readjusted. I never had this problem before they started putting these dumb computers into cars.

Your Answer:

Chevrolet Chevy Van Experts

  • #1
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    370
  • #2
    COMETGUY61
    Reputation
    260
  • #3
    Taylor Januskiewiecz
    Reputation
    210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Express
29 Great Deals out of 4,101 listings starting at $3,990
Used GMC Savana
14 Great Deals out of 1,016 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Ram Van
108 listings starting at $985
Used GMC Vandura
7 listings
Used Chevrolet Astro Cargo
119 listings starting at $2,800
Used GMC Savana Cargo
36 Great Deals out of 2,709 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Astro
152 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford E-150
112 listings starting at $2,991

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.