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Vehicles & Servicing jumper cables anyone?

Discussion in 'Businesses - Services - Products' started by kelpguy, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. kelpguy

    kelpguy DI Senior Member Highly Rated Poster

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    i've got a surplus suzuki van with an electronic fuel injection system and a DEAD two month old (new) battery.
    i had the same problem before i bought the new battery and i tried to push start it but it wouldn't start, so the little woman took the battery to duma and was told we needed a new battery which we bought and installed.

    ok, dead battery again today so i read up on it and it looks like an electronic fuel injection system needs enuf juice to run the fuel pump and ignition system and my battery is DEAD so my best option would be jumper cables.

    has anyone seen jumper cables in duma or have a set i can borrow?

    thanks all...
     
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    Jack Peterson DI Forum Luminary Highly Rated Poster SC Connoisseur Veteran Air Force

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    Handyman at Robinsons, they also did a version with a Cell charge (Not seen them Lately)
     
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    KINGCOLE DI Senior Member Highly Rated Poster

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    Unitop and Top & Bottoms sell jumper cables. If the battery is 2 months old, surely it should still charge. If it doesn't most batteries have a guarantee. I would get the alternator checked first to make sure the battery is being charged.
     
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    kelpguy DI Senior Member Highly Rated Poster

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    thanks guys.
    a friend with a solar panel is on the way, that should get me enuf juice to power up the essential efi components and then we can push start it.

    and now i'm thinking a battery charger would also be a good thing to have since batteries in this neck of the woods are hard to come by. anyone seen a battery charger on the shelf? seems i saw one in unitop several years back.
     
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    I had battery problems , tried to charge them up but wouldn't charge. took them to dumaguete to be charged 100 peso each, problem was alternator belt was loose. And the battery's wouldn't charge at home because they were too flat, charger has a built in system that wont charge dead battery's fail safe to protect the charger, if that make sense.
     
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    Robinson's handyman, 6,12 and 24 volts. Also opposite OKpension house auto-parts have a charger 12, 24 volt.
     
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    In the past I had to charge the 70 Amp Hour (large battery) for my car using my motorcycle. I ran a couple of #14 AWG (small wires) from my motorbike to the car. After letting the motorcycle run for a hour the battery was charged enough to start.
    PS I disconnected the bike from the car before I cranked the car over.
    The Goodyear service place near the Ceres Terminal is a good place to go they have the proper equipment to test your alternator/battery.
     
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    I went through a similar situation before I left Dumaguete to come back to the US. My battery would not hold a charge. I kept charging it, it would start once, but would die again as soon as it was turned off. I checked the belt and it was good, replaced the battery, same issue. Turned out, it was an alternator issue (2 year old car), should have been covered under warranty (that is a story for another day). They were going to charge me 42,000 for a new one, which I did not understand why a 2 year old alternator was bad....anyway, long story short, the auto shop down the street from Citi Hardware opened up the alternator for me and found the voltage regulator inside the alternator was bad and they replaced that one part for 7000php.
     
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    That is absolutely ridiculous. What vehicle manufacturer and mechanic shop in Dumaguete was trying to charge that much? They should be avoided at all costs
     
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    Chevrolet. And I am wracking my brain trying to remember the shop that was going to do the work, before I decided to go somewhere else...However, I used Robert Auto for most of my car work at the time, I am just not sure I was able to get my car that far to have them look at it. That was where I had to have my required quarterly oil changes since there wasn't a Chevrolet dealer in Dumaguete.
     
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