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Old 12-24-2012, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default Odd Turnover for 2009 2.5i

So I have an '09 Impreza 2.5i, COSMO CAI, OBX catback and an Open Source tune... That being said...

My car's battery died a while back and I went to Autozone, charged it, even though it wasn't a 100% perfect battery, worked like a wonder after that. Then a little bit ago it started lagging when it came to turnover, it would slooooww-ly crank, then crank then crank until it turned over... sometimes it wouldn't at all... so fine. I went and bought a new battery. The first few days it worked like wonders... now it lags to crank, as if the battery was almost dead. Some days it just starts just fine, other days it just goes to crank veeerrryyy slowly but never had a problem starting and getting my car to turnover, just had to give it a try or two. ( I have a brand new starter too btw)

Should I just go get the battery checked even though it's a brand new battery?
Thoughts?

PS: I would post video, when I went to record the video... it turned on without a hitch...as if it knew it was being recorded.... hmmm
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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The Battery is only one part of the charging/starting system. Why did the original Battery die? I would not only check the current Battery to make sure it's in good shape but also the alternator and connections for corrosion and security.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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The Battery is only one part of the charging/starting system. Why did the original Battery die? I would not only check the current Battery to make sure it's in good shape but also the alternator and connections for corrosion and security.
The Original Battery was apperantly 8years old But I will make sure I check tomorrow and see what's going on. I'll check the cables/wiring to make sure everything is ok and I'll get back to you guys.

PS: Merry Christmas eve
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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it doesnt hurt to chk resistance from the neg cable (while unattached from the battery) to a few different grounds. the starter, intake manifold and unibody somewhere opposite the battery side should give you an idea
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:01 AM   #5
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it doesnt hurt to chk resistance from the neg cable (while unattached from the battery) to a few different grounds. the starter, intake manifold and unibody somewhere opposite the battery side should give you an idea
Merry Christmas Morning, I will definitely check once I land back in FL today.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:55 AM   #6
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So I have an '09 Impreza 2.5i, COSMO CAI, OBX catback and an Open Source tune... That being said...........
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The Original Battery was apperantly 8years old But I will make sure I check tomorrow and see what's going on. I'll check the cables/wiring to make sure everything is ok and I'll get back to you guys.

PS: Merry Christmas eve

Some thing doesn't add up here

A 4 year old car with an 8 year old battery
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:55 AM   #7
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Some thing doesn't add up here

A 4 year old car with an 8 year old battery
I know, doesn't make sense either... I didn't even know Panasonic made car batteries... anyways I ended up checking the cables... everything works fine. Im going to get the battery checked today
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:30 PM   #8
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sounds like a charging problem, or your starter is drawing too much voltage when it cranks. I would recommend checking you alt output should be around 13.6-14.2 DC volts, also check it with no load and with a load, i have seen bad regulators that don't allow enough voltage through when loaded. Hope this helps
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #9
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I know, doesn't make sense either... I didn't even know Panasonic made car batteries... anyways I ended up checking the cables... everything works fine. Im going to get the battery checked today
My 1998 Legacy GT had a Panasonic battery.....lasted ~9 years.
My wifes 99 Impreza L had a Panasonic battery......lasted ~8 years.

Both were great batteries.

Why do you say you had an "8 year old battery"? Maybe whoever read the date code had their head up their butt??
Do you do short trips?
Do you have a massive sound system?
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:56 PM   #10
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My 1998 Legacy GT had a Panasonic battery.....lasted ~9 years.
My wifes 99 Impreza L had a Panasonic battery......lasted ~8 years.

Both were great batteries.

Why do you say you had an "8 year old battery"? Maybe whoever read the date code had their head up their butt??
Do you do short trips?
Do you have a massive sound system?
I figured it out. The starter had lost the bolt to which it connects the wiring from the battery. New bolt, fixed
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