Repeated Dead Battery – The Alternator was Bad
My car wouldn’t turn over at all today. It was dead, interior lights barely on. The battery is 12 months old to the day. I don’t live in a state where there is cold temperature (less than 45F at night during winter as average), nor extreme summer heat or humidity.
I have noticed in the past 3-5 weeks I would come out and start my car for the first time (morning or night didn’t matter when I started) after the previous night, it would turn over just fine. However, after putting into 1st gear and applying some gas, it would seem as if the car was going to stall sort of. I wouldn’t do anything different, I’d push down on accelerator pedal and I was off, no problem. This would not repeat itself until the next day, or some days later perhaps. The interval of this repeating itself seemed random.
Tonight, I got a jump from AAA. The guy tested the battery, no dead cells, he tested alternator, appears fine. He put some jumper device on the terminals, car turned over/started on the first go. I’m not saying the alternator isn’t bad, just reporting what I was told.