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Battery relocate


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218533 posted 10/14/15 01:27 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have my battery relocated in my trunk and sometimes my car won't start, my light come on and my radio works but it just doesn't turn over at all. I'll put jumper cables on the regular spot where my power cable goes to under the hood and after a little bit it starts. Im wondering if my cable is too long or should I just get a bigger battery or if it's something more then that?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218534 posted 10/14/15 01:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
How old is your battery? I had the same issue, and the battery tested good. But, I made them replace it anyway and the issue is gone.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218535 posted 10/14/15 01:44 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Have you done anything to the car lately?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218537 posted 10/14/15 02:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting mace:

I have my battery relocated in my trunk and sometimes my car won't start, my light come on and my radio works but it just doesn't turn over at all. I'll put jumper cables on the regular spot where my power cable goes to under the hood and after a little bit it starts. Im wondering if my cable is too long or should I just get a bigger battery or if it's something more then that?




bad ground or battery moving around and causing issues



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218539 posted 10/14/15 02:40 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
The battery is pretty new and all my cables are new. It's grounded well. I have another battery that is bigger im going to try it out and see if it makes a difference.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218562 posted 10/14/15 06:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
What size cableS do you have run to the back? How long are they? What's the cca of the battery? All these things should have been included in the first post.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218569 posted 10/14/15 07:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^ What Tektic said. Please give some more information and we'll get it figured out for you.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218574 posted 10/14/15 09:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
As I posted earlier, I'd be interested to hear if you've recently performed any maintenance/modification recently prior to your current issue? This didn't just start happen immediately after your battery relocation did it?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218720 posted 10/18/15 04:27 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I have redone the wire harness, the cables are new zero gauge cables. the car has worked fine before but just recently I've had problems with it starting, sometimes it does and sometimes it won't. I cant remember the exact battery size but I think it was stock and only maybe 5 months old. I have a larger battery from my lancer in it now and its starting fine. The positive cable is probably about 9 feet long from the trunk. When i would jump the car with the stock battery it would take awhile if I connect it to the battery its self but if i put it where the cable goes to in the engine bay it takes a lot less time. Do think its just the battery size or something else?


Edited by mace (10/18/15 04:31 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1218734 posted 10/18/15 08:08 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Sounds like the battery could just be on it's way out.



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