Old battery was putting out about 7 volts, enough for lights to come on but dim. New battery putting out 12V but have nothing. doesn't click when start. Everything is dead, i.e. lights, horn etc.....


Asked by Aug 24, 2015 at 11:05 AM about the 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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12v is actually a bit low. 12.1V is a 50% charge. Put a charger on it for a half day Just check it when you do get it running and needs to be 13.5 to 14.5V Even when not running. Check your cables, all four ends, 2 on Red+ cable, battery and starter solenoid, ground, battery and follow it wherever it leads, probably block and make sure is clean and tight.

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