Things have gone from bad to worse. 2019 Honda Fit LX, 54,000 Uber miles. Warranty is 3 yr/36,000 mi basic, 5 yr/60,000 mi powertrain. So no luck with that.
Yesterday went to Walmart and Tops Friendly Markets. After unloading grocery's in neighbors driveway. Car no start. You know that dead battery sound. Temperature was about 20°. Hook up extension cord and charger. Charge for about a hour. Drive to my garage and charge battery all night.
Before yesterday car did not start one cold morning. The night before headlights came on as usual after I exited car. For no good reason I opened the drivers door a second time, causing the headlight delay timer to come on a second time.
Today drive car to my shop.
Charge battery for about 2 hours.
13.4V with car off.
14.3V with car running headlights on and heater fan on high.
12.4V with car running headlights off and heater fan off.
13.1V with car off.
Remove battery and wash it with soap and water. Measure voltage 13.2V
Waited 5 minutes or longer between each test.
Unless there is something intermittent going on? To me the Voltage readings look like the alternator is good.
Bought the car in November 2018. So the battery is about 2 ½ years old. Thought batteries last 7 to 10 years?
Lets test. Don't guess. Tomorrow will pry off the plastic caps on the battery and look at the water level. Hope to fix this with the cost of a gallon of distilled water.
Any suggestions on a battery load tester?
Harbor Freight battery load tester $20
https://www.harborfreight.com/100a-612v ... 61747.html
https://shop.snapon.com/categories/Batt ... ers/682185
$285 and up ↑
Yea I know auto part stores will test a battery for free. Used to borrow a battery load tester from a Auto Parts Shop that closed. It would make disturbing smoke during the test.