could my battery be dead already?

10

Asked by Aug 08, 2015 at 04:07 PM about the 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

stopped at my house from work for five minutes, got back in the car and it wouldn't start
but the radio comes on and windshield wiper goes across one time when i try to start the
car what could the problem be?

5 Answers

17,280

First make sure the battery terminal connections are clean and tight. Is the battery light on ?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
2,375

Check to see how much voltage it is putting out. Usually 12.4 volts should be minimum. I would check all your fuses to make sure any ignition or pcm fuses are bad.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
10

no battery light doesnt seem to come on and terminal connections are clean and tight no corrosion

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
17,280

The battery light usually comes on if the alternator was not charging next have battery tested for charge . Can you jump vehicle and get it started? If so and the battery light is not on I would say you have a bad battery but best to still to get the alternator tested to make sure it is changing correctly.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
58,795

Load test the battery. It could very well be dead. Batteries supplied with new cars are only rated for 3 years. If your Dodge is an early '13 the battery could be over 3 years old already. HTH. - Jim

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • location of moter ground strap on 1975 dodge dart 318 v 8 4 answers

    car wont start when hot .. or starts then idle will dorp and then stall and wont start. HELP !!!!!! thanks me

    1975 Dodge Dart

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2013 Dodge Dart shaking. 13 answers

    I just put new rims on my Dodge Dart but I didn't change the size of the wheels or anything. Ever since I got them put on my car shakes on the interstate and vibrates when I hit 70mph but only whe...

    2013 Dodge Dart SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • engine troubleshooting 2 answers

    My 1964 dart 270 225 ci has sat for 10 yrs It was running fine until a problem arose It will idle fine but in gear it wont accelerate when you give it gas it starts to go and then falls flat somet...

    1964 Dodge Dart

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my new dart is 4months is there any problems with the odometer 4 answers

    i have had my car only 4 months and i am the only driver and i have not gone out of town at all. but my odomete is reading 10,000 miles already.

    2015 Dodge Dart SXT

    -

    General

  • 2004 durango Battery dead 2 answers

    My Durango 2004 battery died and the shop already replaced the battery and the starter and it still gets drained .what can cause the drain when car is not running?

    2004 Dodge Durango Limited 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Dart

Looking for a Used Dart in your area?

CarGurus has 15,210 nationwide Dart listings starting at $4,998.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Dart Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Dodge Dart Experts

#1 enginecreator
enginecreator
Reputation 100
#2 Racer_X
Racer_X
Reputation 80
#2 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 80
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Charger
468 Great Deals out of 29,730 listings starting at $2,275
Used Chevrolet Cruze
1,015 Great Deals out of 90,750 listings starting at $3,950
Used Honda Civic
936 Great Deals out of 68,320 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Focus
965 Great Deals out of 59,072 listings starting at $1,395
Used Ford Mustang
582 Great Deals out of 41,215 listings starting at $1,699
Used Dodge Challenger
350 Great Deals out of 24,969 listings starting at $8,750
Used Ford Fusion
1,128 Great Deals out of 73,387 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chrysler 200
501 Great Deals out of 32,204 listings starting at $3,400
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,126 Great Deals out of 82,799 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Avenger
207 Great Deals out of 5,669 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Corolla
1,077 Great Deals out of 64,179 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Accord
1,081 Great Deals out of 76,805 listings starting at $1,395
Used Chevrolet Camaro
475 Great Deals out of 39,921 listings starting at $3,499
Used Mazda MAZDA3
397 Great Deals out of 27,738 listings starting at $1,200
Used Kia Optima
565 Great Deals out of 29,711 listings starting at $599

Used Cars For Sale

2013 Dodge Dart Rallye For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 251 listings starting at $5,988