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Old 1st October 2007, 10:02   #31
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Thanks guys for those inputs

I just checked - It says 40AH in my santro manual's electrical section

Battery - MF 12V 40AH
Alternator - 13.5V 70A
Starting Motor - 0.8KW
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Old 1st October 2007, 10:28   #32
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Jassi you need to put in a 35 AH battery. If you plan to go in for amaron pro specifically ask for AAM-PR-00050B20R that's the new code for 35 Amp Pro batteries.

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Old 1st October 2007, 22:35   #33
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If your electrical system is right, you would need a heavier alternator and or a seperate or high capacity battery. But before trying the above try getting a capacitor before the amp. May be an ICE guru ld be able to describe it in detail
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Old 1st October 2007, 22:40   #34
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From the thread, I see that there could be 3 problems:

1. Fault with the alternator - not providing enough current to the electrical system for the kind of load you have.

2. Faullt with the alternator relay (this is different from the solenoid relay) - ask the electrician at the service center to check this out. Should cost about Rs. 2000 to fix

3. Faulty wiring - drains the battery at a regular pace. But when you play the ICE system, the drain and the load of the ICE combine to overpower the charging system. Get the electrical system checked thru a circuit tester.

4. Fault with the battery - what the battery wallah calls a LOAD problem is the battery not being able to meet peak load demand, even if the voltage across the terminal without load is OK. If your OEM battery is 2 years old, this could be the problem. The OEM battery in my Palio 1.6 gave up the ghost in just 2 years. Amaron is going strong after 4 years.

5. Faulty solenoid - check this by shorting the terminals of the solenoid *while* you are facing the 'click-click' problem. If the car starts up fine, then it is the solenoid at fault.

In the Palio (at least the 1.6), starting the car with the a/c switch on is no problem, because the electromagnetic clutch for the a/c compressor works only when the current from the charger (alternator) is available. So if you crank the car with the ac on, the compressor would kick in only after the car has started. Also, the Palio has a fairly sophisticated electrical system wherein the ignition switch cuts out all heavy loads (lights, power windows, defogger etc.) when you are cranking.
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Old 2nd October 2007, 00:05   #35
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I don't face this problem when I go a week or two without listening to music, but when I start actively listening to music, I start facing this problem
simple solution: dont listen to music in the car! just kidding!

check the amp ground vs battery ground. my guess is that there is a current leak everytime the amp is turned on.
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simple solution: dont listen to music in the car! just kidding!

check the amp ground vs battery ground. my guess is that there is a current leak everytime the amp is turned on.
Navin if you remember this is similar to the issue I had faced sometime back after I had my amp fixed - you gave me the same advice back then and yes it was a current leak of some sort.
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My friend's Accent CRDI is not starting properly.

He need to keep on his ignition key for 7-8 seconds even after a 200km drive to start.
Its a 2005 model car and crossed 100K kms. Battery is OK and no electrical accessories installed other than CD player.

All the plugs are new and the car is used regularly.

Can anyone tell what could be the problem?

Thanks,
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My friend's Accent CRDI is not starting properly.

He need to keep on his ignition key for 7-8 seconds even after a 200km drive to start.
Its a 2005 model car and crossed 100K kms. Battery is OK and no electrical accessories installed other than CD player.

All the plugs are new and the car is used regularly.

Can anyone tell what could be the problem?

Thanks,
in all probability starter motor needs to be changed. 100K kms is a long time.
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in all probability starter motor needs to be changed. 100K kms is a long time.
Thanks, we will have a check on that
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Thanks, we will have a check on that
Is your ignition getting stuck, I blew the starter motor on my car once, the reason was that the ignition got stuck, they replaced the motor and greased the ignition part.

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