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Old 12-29-2017, 11:18 PM   #1
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Help ! my car won't start fast

i had to jump start my vehicle in order for it to turn on. i'm not sure if i need a new battery already or it just needs more charge.

when i turn the engine , it slowly starts,then on the dashboard it keeps saying to open and lower my driver window.

i was out on an army duty for 3 months,not sure if my relatives drove my vehicle.


any suggestions on what to do?
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:23 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need a battery especially if that is the original. You car is seven years old, and if it was allowed to go dead it most likely is done.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:42 PM   #3
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i had to jump start my vehicle in order for it to turn on. i'm not sure if i need a new battery already or it just needs more charge.

when i turn the engine , it slowly starts,then on the dashboard it keeps saying to open and lower my driver window.

i was out on an army duty for 3 months,not sure if my relatives drove my vehicle.


any suggestions on what to do?
Check your battery voltage must be above 12.5 volts, clean terminals.
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Old 01-11-2018, 04:38 AM   #4
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I've had to replace my battery 3 times so far. I live in Tucson, AZ and that plays a role in the battery failure, hot temps are not good on batteries. I was also getting the reset the driver side window issue. The new battery stop this until the battery started going south again.

I have 56k miles and just replaced the wires and spark plugs. The electrodes on the plugs were very worn. Starts and runs much better now.

I'm also going to but a Dyna Force MSD starter, turns the car over much quicker and doesn't cause a huge drain on the battery like the stock starter.
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Old 01-19-2018, 11:54 PM   #5
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I'm also going to but a Dyna Force MSD starter, turns the car over much quicker and doesn't cause a huge drain on the battery like the stock starter.

Unless they have reinvented the wheel, most electric motors are similar in efficiency. This would not be a cost effective modification. Around 746 watts is required for 1 horsepower. There is no magic starter motor that strays from this concept, unless perhaps it has a large capacitor to store the energy and therefore has a lower perceived inrush current.



3 months is not unreasonable for a battery to discharge. Charge it and see what happens, running the car for normal period of time will NOT fully charge a battery, even with a 160 amp alternator. On average it takes me around 100 miles of freeway driving to fully recharge a flat battery. Just because the car starts does not mean it is charged... Check voltage, or plug into a battery charger to confirm my statement.
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Old 01-20-2018, 07:06 PM   #6
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If you have a 2011 with original battery, you need a new one, no matter what. And next time, use a Battery Tender, not relatives, to preserve the battery when you are away.
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