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Old 06-10-2015, 10:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dead battery and then a bad starter?! First a bus and now my Civic!

So, Chorizo sat for five days. It looks like I left the dome light on and then we were training in another part of the state. I stopped by my car and the battery was dead. When we were released, another Soldier tried to jump-start my car, but it would not turn over, although it tried. It sounded a little better when I held down the accelerator, but Sergeant told me to pump the gas, and it sounded terrible. He said that it sounded like it was my starter and he told the Soldier, who is often late, to take me home. Now he needs to wake up half an hour early to pick me up tomorrow morning. I am tempted to ride my bike, but I would be riding six miles with a big bag and working twelve hours.

If it is the starter, or whatever, I can fix it, but all of my tools are with Chorizo, and I cannot fix a car there without a car...

Do you guys have any ideas?

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Old 06-11-2015, 07:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Take the battery out and charge it, probably better to replace it if you drained it dead with a dome light.

Push start it if it wonk crank normally.

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Old 06-11-2015, 08:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Another Sergeant jumped my car. I drove around post for a few minutes and then went to the Distance Learning Center to work on my classes. I should have been a few classes short of a completion certificate when the computer shut down and I lost my progress.

Chorizo sat for two hours and the battery had a slight charge, but should be okay, once I get my trickle charger.
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Old 06-12-2015, 10:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, my car seems to be fine now, but they held formation early, and since I was not there yet, they are ordering me to stay the night. I was in formation when it ended at 0554.

It is nice when you learn of new rules because they are punishing you for breaking them.

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