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and then some more!!!

I went to start up my p38a yesterday, but the attery was flat. So I popped it on charge overnight and tried to start the old girl this afternoon.

I get a lot of beeping, gearbox fault, ABS fault, engine disabled etc.

The car will not start and just sits there beeping at me.

Any ideas?
 

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Gotta echo above post. had a similar thing to you. A new battery cured it, after setting windows, sunroof, coding the radio, blah, blah, blah......
 

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I was thinking the same. Do you think I could get it to start from another vehicle through jump cables? I am wondering if there will be enough current.
 

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In my situation like this, charging or jumping the old battery did not start it. I just swapped out a brand new heavy duty battery, and it worked. Don't go cheap on the battery, get a quality one. Hopefully that straightens it out for you.
 

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Tried charging the battery for about 30 hours, still wouldn't start. Fitted new battery, and away it went.
These cars seem very picky on the power front.
 

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Yep. You are right. I could not get it going until I dropped in a new battery. This is the 3rd battery in as many years.

My car just chews them!!!
 

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BGMan

Just happened to be searching old threads and saw this.

I had to replace my battery every year for three years. When I put the third one in, I decided to find out why. The alternator was working but only partially charging.

It was running at 13.8 volts which I thought was OK. I asked an auto electrician. You need 14.2 to 14.4 volts to fully charge a battery.

Thus my batteries would last a year

To test, run the car at 2000rpm and measure your voltage across the battery.

Also check your grounds (see rave tsb about it)
 

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iv found that if you let a battery go completely flat it can be enough to finish it off and kill a cell or 2 rendering it useless
 

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Something like that happened to me, only it wasn't just time to get a new battery in my case. After installing a new battery and one month down the road, my RR sat for 1 week straight. I was walking up to the truck when I noticed the door locks making the noise like it was opening... over and over. When I went to start it up, nothing! The new battery wasn't my problem now. I started it up using jumper cables to my pick-up, set the windows, and this time EAS wouldn't work. Then the Christmas tree lights and beeps saying EAS Fault. My delay timer relay drained all the power. After replacing it, I never had a battery problem again. I now had to get the Rovacom-Lite to get rid of the fault. Dennis and Ron helped me big time through their articles on how to get the truck back up for the meantime. Good luck!
 
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