Car will not hold charge

Asked by Jun 20, 2013 at 02:40 PM about the 2003 Saturn VUE Base

Question type: General

I have a Saturn Vue 2003 the car is dead I got a jump and it when the car is turned off it will not start wthout a jump.

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86,805

Sounds like your battery has had it. How old is the battery?

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About 2 to 3 years old

86,805

If it is a conventional battery at 3 years you are at the limit. It needs to be tested to be sure, and also have the charging system checked while your at it. Most larger parts store can do this for free also Walmart automotive can if you are needing to watch costs.

I took it to Auto zone to be tested the charge was at a 12 they told me it should be at 600 so I stated why not replace thye then stated to me that it may be the wire connection. i ask if it was the alternator they stated no.

86,805

OK Make sure you battery connections are clean, no black corrosion on terminals connectors or battery posts. Your battery should have around 13.5 volts fully charged, it should have a load rating on that states how much it can handle, if it fails that test replace it. Your alternator should show an output voltage of 13.5 to 14.7 volts. I have no idea what the 12 should be 600 might be unless they were saying that the battery was showing 12 volts at 600 amp draw, if that was the case then the battery is a very good one.

Ok I will try that. could they be saying htat it only had 12amps left because i don't know what he was talking about either no clue

86,805

That would make sense if only had 12 amps in it. I would just replace the battery now and avoid a problem in a few months when the weather really heats up.

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