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I parked my Smart car...
I parked my Smart car up about 10 weeks ago when it failed it's MOT because it had a shot exhaust. I was in no hurry to get it back on the road but now I am. I replaced the exhaust, charged the battery up but it now just turns over really slowly as if tight and not fast enough to start. Any help please as I really love this car. Thanks.
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UK Auto Mechanic: Bob, UK Car Mechanic replied 8 years ago
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Hi there hope i can be of assistance.

 

Ok the most likely cause here is the battery itself. If this has been left for 10 weeks it will of completly drained and the internal cells inside the battery will of buckled.

 

Even though the battery charger will say the battery is charged, the buckled internal cells prevent any output from the battery.

 

Before trying anything else, i would replace the vehicle battery.

 

If you need any further help, please let me know,

 

Thanks Bob

 

 

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