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 Post subject: Cranks but sometimes doesn't start first try
Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:44 pm 
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Ride: 07 ford falcon xr6

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

BF 07 XR6

Occasionally when I go to start my car the engine cranks but doesn't seem to have enough power to turn over and start. When that happens I try again and it starts usually without a hitch. Does anyone have any ideas/experience with this sort of problem? Any advice would be helpful.

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 Post subject: Re: Cranks but sometimes doesn't start first try
Posted: Sun May 04, 2014 3:03 pm 
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use a multimeter set to dc voltage 20volts or more if not auto scale -check battery voltage is approx. 12 volts when car has sat for awhile crank over voltage should hold minimum of 9.0 volts while cranking if lower battery susspect - charge when running approx. 14-14.5 volts -
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