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Esteem Battery Clarification

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Hi Friends,

 

I have bought a Esteem VX 1996 model last june, now I feel there is some problem in battery, battery was replaced 3 years back by the old owner. Sometimes suddenly car fails to start, and the battery will be fully down, the only way to start is to push start. I called local AMARON dealer and he says that battery has problem but the local maruti authorized delaer says that battery and alternator are in good condition. Actually this car is fitted with LPG  Gas Kit, and old owner has put  AMARON 46B24LS battery instead 38B20R preffered for esteem.

1. Does the Esteem fitted with gas kit needs hi-Life Heavy Duty Battery? I am in a dilemma whether to replace the battery by AMARON 38B20R or AMARON 46B24LS battery

 

2. Also one day I just played the stereo in Ignition OFF condition and after 5 minutes when I wanted to start car it didnt start, (but stereo is playing and I could move the power windows and lights were working fine), I thought may be battery is fully exhausted and I had to ask some one to push my car? Local mechanic says that we should not play stereo when ignition is OFF Is it true? Have any one of you had same experience any time?

 

I also have doubt on gas kit fitted, Will the gas kit has anything to do with battery life or charging time of battery?

 

Please help me

 

With Best Regards

Vishwa

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(1)Get your car's electricals checked for short circuit.It may be draining the battery.In such cases its preferable to disconnect the battery terminal when the car is parked and reconnect when being used.

(2)Please also get the self starter checked. The armature may be jammed due to faulty carbon brushes/bearings and so it may not be free revving. As you say the power windows were working and the self was'nt.

(3) I do not think the gaskit has any bearing on the battery's sudden draining. The stereo if played in mild volume too does not have any effect on a good battery.The battery gets recharged immediately after the car is started.

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Esteems and 1000s have a problem with voltage drop at the starter solenoid end which can be solved by fitting a relay near the starter which is triggered by the ignition switch starter position signal.

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2. Also one day I just played the stereo in Ignition OFF condition and after 5 minutes when I wanted to start car it didnt start' date=' (but stereo is playing and I could move the power windows and lights were working fine), I thought may be battery is fully exhausted and I had to ask some one to push my car? Local mechanic says that we should not play stereo when ignition is OFF Is it true? Have any one of you had same experience any time?
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Playing your stereo just for 5 or even 30 minutes will not have any problem on the cars battery unless you have a big stereo with amps. Even with a small amp you can play the stereo even for 5/10 mins. It will just drain the battery a little, which will recharge itself when you start driving again. This is my personal experience as I used to listen to a lot of music in my car.

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