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Van battery problem

Posted by PamandAndrew-390752 - Created: 4 years ago
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Posted by bretonlion - 4 years ago


I have computer chargers, that do not like completely flat 12v batteries ..

I have to "cheat" .. I dis-connect the battery .. then connect another fully charged battery to it via jump leads, and leave it over night ..

Next day I put the charger on, and "most" off the time the battery charges up Ok ..

Works for me .. but then I am a daft type of person ..



Ps ..if you are not sure of anything I have written .. ask an expert first .. saves money in the long run ..


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Posted by sanjon-627351 - 4 years ago

Hi Pam and Andrew,

The first thing to do is disconnect the battery from the vehicle and use a multi meter to check the voltage to see if the battery is actually flat.

If it is flat, put a charger on it straight away as a battery left discharged for only a day or so can sometimes be beyond saving.

Once you've done this come back to us and let us know the result and people will then be able to advise you further.




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Posted by Anonymous - 4 years ago

I'm just guessing here but it sounds like a direct short somewhere that has flattened the battery and confusing the charger.  Check for a stuck solenoid on the starter or on your hydraulic pump for the tipper.

Also try a quick question on this forum.  http://fordtransit.org/