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Old 02-05-2014, 04:59 PM
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So my truck got impounded on Saturday
today i went to get it out i didn't have a chance to unplug my amp so i was ready for a dead batt when i got there we towed it to the road and tried to boost it with the tow truck... would not start so we left it on while we reattached my drive shaft then we tried again to start it no dice so the tow truck guy hooked up a 2nd set of cables off his 2nd batt finally the truck turns over and runs fine i let it sit for 10 mins idling b4 i left for home i drove for 30 mins then stopped off at a friends house and left it in the back running for another 20 mins then i drove home when i got home i turned it off and tried to start it nothing click click click... and its flashing No fuse No fuse i checked all my fuses and they all look good so i tried again same thing click click and my wipers started moving with the switch off so now here i am on here

does anyone have any ideas? could my batt just be toast from sitting for 5 days getting drained by my amp and this -20+ weather? or did maybe the tow truck company do something?? or did i just not let it sit long enough to re charge up the batt?
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So my truck got impounded on Saturday
today i went to get it out i didn't have a chance to unplug my amp so i was ready for a dead batt when i got there we towed it to the road and tried to boost it with the tow truck... would not start so we left it on while we reattached my drive shaft then we tried again to start it no dice so the tow truck guy hooked up a 2nd set of cables off his 2nd batt finally the truck turns over and runs fine i let it sit for 10 mins idling b4 i left for home i drove for 30 mins then stopped off at a friends house and left it in the back running for another 20 mins then i drove home when i got home i turned it off and tried to start it nothing click click click... and its flashing No fuse No fuse i checked all my fuses and they all look good so i tried again same thing click click and my wipers started moving with the switch off so now here i am on here

does anyone have any ideas? could my batt just be toast from sitting for 5 days getting drained by my amp and this -20+ weather? or did maybe the tow truck company do something?? or did i just not let it sit long enough to re charge up the batt?
Battery should be plenty charged. I'm thinking it killed the battery. Try a new battery and see what happens.
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ok my dads going to come by later tonight with a volt thingy and a trickle charger to see whats going on... would it matter if the batts been killed a few times b4 this? ive had to boost it about 5-6 times so far because i keep forgetting to turn my amp off (which is now permanently unpluged) this is the longest it sat tho with the amp on killing the batt b4 the next day i would boost it no problems and be on my way
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Your battery is not meant to be totally discharged numerous times. It is not a deep cell battery that is able to be run down to 0 and recharged.

If the battery is less than 10.5 volts it's possibly toast.

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It certainly sounds like your battery is toast. One way to test is to disconnect the battery entirely from the truck and then put it on charge. Once it's fully charged(it should read a minimum 12.6 volts on a voltmeter) then leave it overnite(still disconnected) and then check the voltage in the morning. If it's less than 12.6 it's iffy. If it's less than 12 volts it's done and you need a new one. In any event you should invest as in the previous post, a good heavy duty deep cell (AGM) battery i.e Yellow top Optima or similar type. There are many good brands out there. A marine type one would be good as well. I'm sure there are people on this Forum that have had similar experience and can recommend a good replacement for you.
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Battery being dead and you charging as you did will not charge battery back even close to full charge. You need to 4-6 amp charge (slower the better) battery back to full charge, which will be at least 8hrs. Let set for at least 2hrs so surface charge goes down and then load test it. Really only way to check it correctly.
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If you have a amp that big, maybe your neighbors sabotaged your truck!
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Probably a little late for this by now, but you said the temp was -20. With the temp that low, when you drain the battery it will freeze. That will kill the battery. Usually if a battery freezes it will bulge the case. Just a thought.
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