GMC VANDURA WONT START

Asked by Oct 26, 2015 at 06:37 AM about the 1995 GMC Vandura G15

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey! I bought a GMC vandura in june. The seller told me that they had
changed the battery right before may and that the car had no problems. I
drove it home, and after just 12 days with no use the car just stopped. When I
tried to start it, it just lights a little bit up, and makes this starting noise but
wont really start. So I tried to charge it for about 1 week, but still it was dead.
So I tried to make it start with help from another car, but still no progress. A
guy I know figured out that mabye the problem was that the stereo or the
lights in the car was the problem. Took out everything that could take away the
power from the battery and have charged it since (over 3 weeks). I am waiting
for him to help me more, but I figured that I could ask here and get help faster.
Someone with the same problem? Or do someone know what to do?

2 Answers

38,005

A new battery would not take so long to charge back up. And yes you probably had a draw on it draining it. It sounds like they put another battery in it, but not new. Once you get the battery thing figured out, check for a draw on the battery by checking to see what kind of voltage there is by taking off the neg. cable, and putting a volt meter between the cable and battery post. I have to check but you should not read over 1.5 to 2.0V

19,725

Just because some guy says "new battery" doesn't mean it's good- start with the usual suspects- and Battery is #1

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