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Author Topic: Loss Of Power At Speed, Then Crash  (Read 5043 times)

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Offline 09GXPconvertibleohio

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Re: Loss Of Power At Speed, Then Crash
« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2017, 05:32:30 PM »
I suppose  a battery is in order.  Just jumped my Ford Expedition, it does not get driven much until I need to haul something.  It read 6.6 on the voltmeter and jumped it with my other car after cleaning the terminals and has been running great the last two days.  With the Ford and all its gadgets and electronics like A/C/ and heated seats etc. all I had to do is let it run for about 20 minutes after jumping and it starts right up on these cold mornings.

Evidently, The Solstice is real peculiar when its battery gets low.  I wonder if its in combinations with a voltage regulator problem too.  I'm going to check that next along with the Alternator while I'm at it.  One way is to hold the voltage meter on the battery while trying to start car,  to see what the meter reads.  If the voltage falls to 9 or so then battery is bad.  If it stays around 12 when cranking, then it could be cranking system failure.  Alternator, starter, and check belts too to see if loose.

Charging battery again to see if I can get it up to 12.7 or better.  I'll keep you posted.

Offline ChrisPrice

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Re: Loss Of Power At Speed, Then Crash
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2017, 04:25:03 AM »
Evidently, The Solstice is real peculiar when its battery gets low.

No kidding. But my battery hasn't had a single issue since, and a master electrician insisted it was totally solid and that I'd be nuts to replace it early.

No issues since getting her back on the road, by the way. Aside from the steering wheel clockspring failing (which appears to be totally unrelated), I've had no issues since repairs were completed.


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