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1986 suzuki: electronics (radio ignition lights..jump start

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I have have replaced my battery in my 1986 suzuki mighty boy (a.k.a Alto). When i go to turn it over everything clunks out and no electronics (radio ignition lights) work nor will she go. but when I throw the old one in and jump start it via the new battery it works just fine. The new battery has the same cca and max recharge rate and all that good stuff as the old one, all the fuses are fine. WTF is going wrong?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Pete replied 6 years ago.

Hello,I will be glad to try and assist you with this,Welcome to Just Answer.


Since this failure only happens with the new battery it may be possible that the new battery has an internal short in the cells or a bad cell itself.


I have seen allot of batteries that were bad or shorted when they were brand new right over the counter.


The best thing for you to do here is take the battery back to where you purchased it or any parts store and have it tested(this wont cost you anything at one of the parts stores).


If the battery fails then you had got a faulty battery and the warranty should replace it free of charge.


It almost has to be the new battery causing this because your old battery works fine and starts the vehicle.


Let me know if you need anything else,click accept if you feel satisfied with your answer as this is how I get credited for my time,Thanks Pete!

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