Q: Q: Battery not holding a charge

asked by on

I replaced the battery twice. Last time I was assured it had a 100 percent charge. When I went out to start, the car was dead with no sound of any kind. In addition, my rear end is nearly touching the ground. I have air ride shocks and they will not raise. What can be done to fix this?

Hello. I don’t think your battery is the problem. I think you have a problem with your alternator not charging the battery properly, and as a result the battery is unable to hold a charge. Your air ride needs the air pump in order to pump air into your shocks. If the battery is not charging properly the pump will not work and the shocks will not raise up. Have a certified technician take a look at the vehicle to verify why your battery won’t hold it’s charge.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Q: Battery not holding a charge

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Ignition cranking too soon.

It certainly does sound like there has been a failure of your ignition switch. This failure could cause the problems you are describing. I would ask for help from a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to check your ignition...

Q: Initially car wouldn't move. Now goes into drive and reverse.

It sounds to me like there has been an internal failure of your transmission. Depending on which component has failed this can cause an intermittent no movement concern. I would enlist the help of a technician who has transmission experience...

Q: new rear air bag shocks wont adjust to height regulation, passenger rear side is low.

The air compressor or a leak in the pneumatic system filling the air bags are common concerns for your type of vehicle. If you have performed the work on your own, check your work and make sure all connections are...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...