Car battery and Altenator

Asked by Oct 25, 2018 at 10:26 AM about the 2004 Dodge SX 2.0 FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 Dodge SX2.0  Whrn i boost my car it starts fine. As soon as I
remove the booster cables it stopped. I measured the battery voltage at approx
3.1 volts. When I removed the positive or negative connections my battery
voltage reads approx 8.2 volts. I am not sure how to proceed with this issue?
Battery is 2 yrs old all connections aare clean. Thank you for any assistance.

2 Answers


You have a dead battery, less then 13 volts, not enough to turn the starter motor. Replace it and go to an auto parts store and have any codes read. They may point you to the reason your battery died.

But how does that explain the voltage drop when removing battery cable? I'm just a bit confused as I am used to computers?

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