2012 chevy equinox

2012 chevy equinox Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Equinox yourself? What have you tried so far? Yes I replaced the car battery Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can...

2012 chevy equinox Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Equinox yourself? What have you tried so far? Yes I replaced the car battery Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not? Yes I tested it and it read 11 Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? My check [engine](/topics-engine-chevy/) light is on as well as the anti theft signal

Automotive Expert
Good day. My name is \*\*\*\*\* \*\*\*\*\* I will be assisting you with your question today. Just to ensure I can provide you the most accurate answer, Would you be able to provide me further details on the issues you are experiencing? If your battery is testing @ 11v, It will require a recharge. Your battery with no load should be testing @ 12.4v and about 14.3v while running.

my battery died I got a jump the car ran i parked it the next day I tried to start it and it wouldn't start not even crank. My key fob would work either so when I got in the car to start it the alarm kept going off til the anti theft came on and the check engine light
Automotive Expert
Do you know the approx age of the battery? If its only charging to 11v the battery is discharged and will require a charge or is beyond its typical lifespan. Usually, Under normal operating conditions. Batteries usually last about 5 years. Do you have access to a 12v battery charger? The other issues you are experiencing can be a result of a low voltage condition but you will need to confirm the battery before proceeding to eliminate that variable.

I replaced the battery today
Automotive Expert
Sorry, I may have misunderstood. In the description, You advised that the battery was only showing a voltage of 11v. Is this on the repalcement battery?

No that was the old battery. I put a new battery in and it sill won't start and the anti theft and check engine light are still on
Automotive Expert
Can you confirm the voltage reading of the new battery? Confirm this as well as I have seen batteries off the shelf that are discharged. Normally they are tested before sale but not always.

I tested it before I put it in it was reading 13v
Automotive Expert
Check the positive and negitive connections are clean and attached solid to the posts. Use a wire brush to clean the connections. Re-attach and attempt to start. There may be a thin film of corrosion on the terminals perventing contact. Even if they look clean to the eye.
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Good day. Juat wanted to follow up with you on your question. Let me know if you need anything further. Thanks!

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