Can a loose battery cable cause transmission problems?
Yes, cause a reduction of power to the engine. It will result in a power-train malfunction error
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%DETAILS% A loose battery cable can cause no spark at the plugs, it can also cause your car not to start. Some newer cars need a min. 10 volts to run. Dirty cables can cause the same problem too. answer definetly yes a loose cable stops proper voltage getting to where it needs to be tighten cabl…e and see if that fixes problem loose cable will also prevent proper recharging of battery (MORE)
A loose battery cable will allow the alternator to run 'open circuit'. This puts the engine computer and other equipment under alot of strain from having to deal with very poor quality power. (essentially pulsed dc with some high voltage spikes and varying with engine RPM) The battery greatly stabil…izes this dirty power.. Assuming you didn't fry your engine computer, I'd try just resetting it. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Wait 5 minutes. Hook it back up. Try to start it.. Beware of doing this if you have an anti-theft radio or an ignition key with a chip in it. You'll likely end up needing the dealer.. The harder the copper wire presses the more energy will flow through it. (MORE)
What could be the problem if a 94 Olds Cutlass Supreme battery cable came loose and after you replaced it the engine turns over but won't start?
Answer . Go back to the basics, fuel, ignition and compression. Check fuel by spraying a small amount of starting fluid into the throttle body while attempting to start the engine. If it briefly starts with the starting fluid, you PROBABLY have a fuel delivery problem. If nothing happens with the… starting fluid, check for ignition. Pull one spark plug wire, plug it in to a spare sparkplug and set the plug on a metal part of the engine and attempt to start the engine again. If you have a good, bright spark, run a compression check. (MORE)
What causes a 1990 VW Golf stall and have a rough idle after running OK for a while before the problem returned when the hoses and alternator are OK and plugs distributor cables and battery are new?
Answer . \nsounds like u need to put new fuel filter in, and be careful not to buy dirty fuel\nair cleaner might help as well
What causes the battery of a Ford Ranger XLT to keep loosing charge when as soon as you turn the key the power is gone and it will start when you have cables going to the battery?
Answer \n. \nI had the exact same problem with my ranger - its a 1990 Ford Ranger XLT 2.9L EFI V6.\nI replaced the battery, got a bad one the first time. Put in a new one, let the truck sit for 4 days and went to crank it up, completely dead. Jumped the battery, got much more power than before. …Removed the cables from the Ranger, ran for a minute and then cut off. Attempted to start, wouldn't turn over. Jumped it again, struggled to start but finally cranked over. Removed the cables again, same thing. After 3 attempts, wouldn't even jump start. Then noticing the starter was still working but the alternator was not turning over completely anymore. Took it out, had it tested at 2 Auto Zone locations, both couldn't get a positive read on the tester. Alternator was bad. Decided to throw in some new spark plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor, and ignition coil prior to putting alternator back in. Would love to say it runs fine but I haven't actually gotten the alternator in, nor have I managed to replace the spark plug wires or the final spark plug yet... Can't currently reach last one and connected the distributor cap wrong so now not sure how to wire the plugs back...\nHave the alternator tested, if the answer from before is not your solution.\n. \n(My ranger is still equipped with factory parts, minus the few upgrades ive completed so far - this thing went from a beater to a junker in no time flat.... I payed $650 for it but I've already put an additional $800 into it in a matter of 2 months :) I love it, lots of discoveries every day)\n. \n Answer \n. \nWeak battery?\nLight on glove box trunk etc.\nBad voltage regulator\n. \nConnect a test light in series with battery terminal then remove one fuse at a time to determine which circuit is draining battery.\n. \nwith current flowing the test light will illuminate when you disconnect fuse on circuit that is draining battery test light will go out allowing you to isolate problem (MORE)
Use the appropriate socket on the nut and tighten it. Make sure the cable is in the correct position first.
Answer . yes- If cable is too light it may overheat and not carry the amperage required to operate the starter
101 problems could exist but most likely it was caused by a poor transmission design. There are hundreds of complaints on file with the NHTSA about the sudden failure of this car's transmission at highway speeds. The cause is related to an issue that required a 2004 recall of several Honda models fo…r excessive heat buildup and gear lockup. The resulting fix put in by Honda slowed the rate of failure, but did not address the underlying cause. You should have the transmission inspected by a specialist. Most shops will not charge you to inspect it if you have service done, but be prepared for a "transmission failure" diagnosis. (MORE)
Answer . None, it might cause oil to spill on your engine or inside of your hood, or a dash light might come on.
Is it possible that there is a loose cable from the shifter to the transmission making the car unable to tell which gear it is in?
Answer . That is certainly a possibility. Shifter linkage can cause problems with transmissions but you cannot know for certain without getting a little closer to the problem. If the transmission shifts out of and back into park and the wheels actually lock then it's PROBABLY not a shift linkag…e problem. If you aren't mechanically inclined you may need to take the vehicle to a specialist. If the transmission is shifting out of park normally but the transmission will not engage, you probably have something wrong with the transmission, such as the hydraulic pump, internal valve body, clutch pack or any of a number of other potential problems. Good luck. (MORE)
Your battery is going dead if you leave your battery cables connected If you disconnect them then it will keep a charge what can cause this problem?
Most likely problem is that something on the car is "on" even when the ignition switch is off (radio, dome light, trunk light, glovebox light, foglights, etc..). Secondary culprit could be a short circuit to the chassis in the positive wiring somewhere in the car. Easiest way to find that problem is… by using a multi-meter to measure the resistance between the positive battery lead (while it is disconnected from the battery) and the vehicle chassis. It should read high resistance with everything turned off. If it reads low resistance, you can narrow the problem down to a specific "system" by pulling fuses one at a time and re-measuring the resistance. When it goes high, you've found the area of the electrical system that is giving you the problem. (MORE)
its on a 93 GMC Sierra Pick up it was working fine and then just one day it just quit
Extreme power consumption, like a short! Not a safe situation. If you have a meter, check the current flow through the cables. To find out where the power is going, pull ALL the fuses (noting where they went) and then with your meter, replace them one at a time.
Yes. If it is loose on the side that comes from that alternator, then the alt. is not getting the opportunity to charge the battery. So basically you're running your car on pure battery and it will go dead accordingly
No. Unless you are flooring the gas pedal and spinning the wheels on the ice and when you hit a dry patch it jerks to a sudden stop. If you do that for some time it will eventually cause some kind of damage. But normal, safe driving behaviour on ice will not cause transmission problems. Her…e in Canada we drive 4 to 6 months per year in icy conditions. This does not damage the vehicles. Most winter driving damage is caused by the use of sodium-based abrasives on the roads that accelerates corrosion and eventually causes problems. (MORE)
No. A loose battery connector will cause problems drawing power from the battery to start the vehicle, and it may present a bit of a problem charging it (but that is not likely because the charging current is low compared to the starting current).. If you have a loose connector and the battery goes… dead, clean and tighten your battery terminals and start making some checks. The loose connector will not cause your battery to go dead. (MORE)
check your fluid, metal shavings could indicate your torque converter is grinding and about to fail, or check that your fluid level is even topped up! (look for leaks) anything else would require removal of the transmission to inspect and diagnose best of luck -level 1 mechanic
No. It only affects engine operation. It tells the car's computer how much oxygen is in the exhaust so it can adjust the air/fuel ratio accordingly.
Hot rodding is very demanding of any car and most of its components. Go outside and run as fast as you can, for a block, and stop. In ten seconds do it again. Repeat until you calapse, throwing up in somebodies yard. That is what we put these cars through. The faster the car, the more power it makes…, the harder it is on the parts. If you have an automatic, modifications are mandatory. Autonatics operate on fluid pressure, and are subject to heat, and slippage. All out acceleration will generate more than allowable levels of both. For heat, I would go with a trans cooler, and change the fluid constantly. For slippage, we go to shift kits, or, manual valve bodies, which deliver a crisp shift with minimal slippage. I don't know if anyone makes one, but, we also use high stall torque converters to get the car out of the hole harder, and faster. If your running a stick shift, that's a whole different animal. To go faster, you will be tempted to power shift it, which plays hell on the syncro's, and I do not know of a company that makes an aftermarket, stronger, replacement, so hit the junkyards for extra's. The clutch will be an issue, as well. Those hydraulic operated clutches seem to always slip a little bit, no matter what. slippage is the enemy of any race tranny. A remedy is a must! Also, I have seen clutches come apart at 8000 rpm's, and go all the way through the roof of the car! I wouldn't want my legs in between point a, and point b on that one, so a scatter shield of some sort is required on any solid lifter car, per NHRA. I know you wont be racing on the street so, NHRA requirments will have to be a concern of yours as well. There are a lot of those types of cars racing today, so, I'm sure that there are aftermarket companies that will have the parts you need. And remember, racing is great fun, as long as it is safe, and nobody gets hurt. I have been there when the latter happens, and it really takes all the fun away, especially when a $100 part could have prevented it. Chuck. (MORE)
Of course it can. It depends on how worn the mount is and how far the engine is lifting on acceleration. It can cause hard shifting, clunking. Not to mention it can damage your hood if the engine torques enough to leave the mount and strike the hood. Motor mounts should be repaired as soon as po…ssible. (MORE)
\nYes. A loose negative battery cable can make a car hard to start. In fact it can make it impossible to start. If you don't have one you can go to a hardware or automobile supply store and purchase an adjustable wrench for a few dollars. With that wrench, you can tighten your cable. That wrench is …useful for a number of things. While you are at it, also get a piece of sand paper and clean the battery terminal. (MORE)
Why does my transmission stall and when you unconnect the battery cables and then reconnect them it works fine?
depending what year your car if 95 and new and ob2 connection on all new car the transmissions computer control so by disconnecting the battery cable the flow of electricity stop to the transmissions and computer shut down (think of as turn a off baker in house ) and there for stalls B/C the transmi…ssions dose know what to do (MORE)
Because HDMI carries digital data, any cable will carry the data as well as any other. The digital interface means that the data is recovered by the receiver with no loss whatsoever. If a cable is so poor that it won't carry the data well enough for the receiver to recover it, there will be no pict…ure at all. Any HDMI tested and approved cable will carry data flawlessly. All cables on sale should be made and tested to thos standards. Cheaper HDMI cables are likely to be light weight with lower quality connectors. They may eventually fail if they are being handled and unplugged continually but other than that, expensive cables have no benefit over the very cheapest of HDMI cable. (MORE)
Can a loose positive battery cable prevent the alternator from charging the batter and can it cause a battery drain while the engine is not running?
Yes, a loose battery cable will prevent the alternator from charging the battery. The drain on the battery is not caused by the engine not running unless an accessory is left on. Most likely, the drain is caused by accessories (radio, lights, etc) while the engine is running due to the battery not r…eceiving its charge from the alternator and then not having enough charge left to start the engine. (MORE)
not really. as long as its a 14.4 volt battery you should be fine. but if your battery is too small, like a motorcycle battery, or the volts jus dont add up, then yes. . Gen-R
It is one of hundreds of things that could turn the check engine light on.
Yes, if the negetive battery cable is not connected propperly to the battery, it will ruin the alternator and probably kill your car.
With analog cable and receivers, no. With the use of HD cable receivers, the first sign of a bad splitter is audio dropouts. You should check to make sure that the splitter is rated for a bandwidth of at least 900MHz for digital cable. Changing out the splitter is very easy and cheap, so you should …try to replace it and see if the problem goes away. (MORE)
Usually, disconnecting the battery cable is what resets your car's computer(s) ... typically reverting to "default" settings and (sometimes) clearing any trouble codes. Generally, there's no need to do anything after you've reconnected the battery. Some cars have "learning" modes that adjust vari…ous settings based on your driving style, and it might take some time for the computer to re-learn everything. But there shouldn't be a big difference. A few cars have language display settings (German/English, for example) that "toggle" from one to the other each time the battery is disconnected. The owner's manual should explain how this works. (MORE)
A loose battery cable can cause the battery to not be able to receive a charge from the alternator. This can run the battery down. Will it kill the battery? Yes and no. Draining the battery once will do very little harm but it will do some. Run it down a few times and you can ruin the battery. Auto …batteries are designed to be kept charged and are not designed to be run down and recharged like a deep cell marine battery or golf cart battery. (MORE)
Yes, a loose cable actually could cause those problems, as well as others. I was dealing with a large variety of electronics problems in my last car. They included the problem you described. When I finally took it to the shop, the battery post itself was very loose. They tightened it back up, it too…k about 2 minutes, and all of my car's problems were solved.Check your antenna connections. (MORE)
Loose oil line can cause: . oil leaks . oil puddles and contamination of ground water . low oil level . engine or other oil lubricated component failure.
A dead cell in the battery or something is on, such as the headlights. A stuck relay will also cause this. More likely than not, the battery has a dead cell and needs replacing.
One way is to disconnect your remote start and see if the battery dies over the next few days. If not then reconnect the remote start and see if it then dies....if so then yep its your problem.
Absolutely, the manifold must seal to contain the compression the engine generates when the spark ignites the gasoline.
Yes, if the cable is cracked and swollen it has a high resistance thus causing a loss of current. Replace any cracked or swollen cable.
Hard starting, corrosion at terminals, eventually cause a weak charge on the battery from cranking too much, will not start at all, can cause your carburetor to flood.
I'm not positive on this but I don't think that would cause any Transmission Problems. I'm no Pro but I would consult a Local Auto Parts Store. Well, most transmissions today are electronically controlled and all grounds should be clean and tight.
No, the alternator takes over for the battery once the car has been cranked. Try this, start the car; remove the positive cable from the battery; if the car dies, then you have a faulty alternator. Of course it makes sense to make sure the battery cables are tight at all times.
No, even computer controlled transmissions are not affected by disconnecting the cables other than having to re-learn the shift characteristics again. You may notice the shifts to be a little harsher until the computer relearns them in a few miles.
No, tighten it to prevent sparks and a possible fire. No, tighten it to prevent sparks and a possible fire.
It can cause seals to leak if you overfilled it. Drain the excess fluid out immediately, before you ever start the engine.
A dead cell in the battery itself will cause it to drain overnight. The battery must be replaced if it has a dead cell. Also any light that is on will cause this. Brake, dome, under hood, trunk, glove box, etc. A relay that is stuck closed is another cause.
It can make the engine run so poorly that it seems like the transmission has problems. It can make the engine run so poorly that it seems like the transmission has problems.
You are completing the electrical circut, causing the electricity to jump through the air to the battery to complete the circut as quickly as possible. Something is on pulling power. Can be just the clock & ECU if the spark is very small. Or can be some lights if the spark is large.
As long as the battery is correct specification, and serviceable it will not affect the car. The problems start to accrue if the battery is not large enough or getting weak. If the battery voltage drop below 11 volts the vehicle will start to give fault codes.
If this cable is very thin, then it can not withstand the current that go through it. Too high current make cable go hot. A car battery can give out 100 ampere easily for a short period of time. If you attach "heavy" equipment, then cables will heat up. Another source of heat is a bad conn…ection. (MORE)
Obviously leaving things like light on will drain the battery, butthe most likely non-obvious thing would be damp on board,especially in any wiring in the bilges or low in the boat, forexample to a bilge pump, that causes a leakage current to flow.
Not a 'discharging' battery. Depends on the type of battery. A leadacid battery gives off Hydrogen when 'charging', which could behazardous to health, if a spark causes it to explode. A 'discharged' battery can have an impact on it's own health. Bestto keep them charged.
Certainly, a loose wire on the car battery can cause the car not to start.