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1995 850 Engine died while driving, slow cranking

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Jaybar
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Re: 1995 850 Engine died while driving, slow cranking

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Check voltage at Battery lowest should be 13.8 if lower Robert DIY can show the trick I learned by soldering red line on the battery it worked perfect.
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Re: 1995 850 Engine died while driving, slow cranking

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13.8V is a charging voltage from the alternator, if the battery is fully charged it will drop to 12.7 -12.8.
Open circuit ~12.73V = 100% SoC (State of Charge).
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Re: 1995 850 Engine died while driving, slow cranking

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Good to know when I had that problem voltage at battery was 11.7 and I opted with the soldering trick.
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Re: 1995 850 Engine died while driving, slow cranking

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Ok, new negative cable installed on Saturday, a slight improvement, New positive cable from terminal to starter lug on Sunday and it sounded better. The battery was on a charger over night but it never got started. It did fire up once or twice but that was it. New battery purchased yesterday, same one as before, now just over a year old. Installed this morning and not much of an improvement.
Back to the head scratching event.
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Re: 1995 850 Engine died while driving, slow cranking

Post by dj_v70 »

You should check voltage between cable at starter and ground at starter specifically while cranking. I suspect that you don’t have 12.6v.
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