This is exactly what happened to my Wifes car, fine one day battery dead as a dodo the next, usually happens on the first cold day....scott said:I certainly have had girls call me with "My car started yesterday and it won't work today". Sure enough, time for a new battery.
As Scott said; it could be a dead cell - usually a mechanical failure inside the battery rather than a chemical failure - where one of the connections in the battery is broken. I had one of these on a truck - where the battery would read fine on a volt meter. But put a load on it and it wouldn't crank.scott said:Hey Chris,
Generally when that happens there is a dead cell on the battery. I would check the cells and see what reading you get if you have a gauge. Might be time to get a Battery Tender for those downtimes but that won't help when it's at the dealer.
This is definately worth doing, according to my tech guy, a loose Flywheel can damage the crankshaft, then the cost of repair is very high and can even exceed the value of an older Bikeamullo said:Check with your shop to take the left side cover of the engine and inspect the flywheel and generator. Should not be more then a 2 hour operation (you might even think about exchanging to a lightweight flywheel at the same time). I really HOPE this isn´t it.. Because my friend had 1500$ bill for the fix.
New generator, new flywheel, work and some other bits and pieces had to be installed.