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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-25-2017, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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No start after sitting.

I have a 2012 700 HDX, after it sits for a week it starts hard or not at all. I replaced the battery about 6 months ago. Once I hooked the battery charger up it starts up. Sometimes the starter hangs up, and I have to to recycle the ignition to get it to turn over. Any ideas of what to check or do?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-25-2017, 11:06 PM
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my starter hangs up during the initial start as well. it hits the compression and stops. this only happens if it hits the compression stroke as i hit the key. once i let off the next time i hit the key there are no issues.
i also somewhat have the same issue with letting it sit but from what i have heard most do. lots of guys are installing a battery tender to fix this issue. if i drive mine alot there are no issues but if it sits i will top off the battery just to make sure its good. that power steering sucks alot of juice.
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I think that is a typical 700 issue! I encounter that frequently. There is a constant drain on the battery through the ECM memory.
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#2 On the battery tender! The instrument cluster is always hot due to the clock. I know that mine draws 1.5 amps when it sits, key off. So if it draws 1.5 amps per hour, that's 36 amps a day, times 7 days=252 amps out of a 350 amp battery (for my 650) leaves me 98 cranking amps in the battery. Not a whole lot left to energize the starter, ignition system and other accessories. Plus the 27 amp rectifier is gonna take almost 10 hours to charge the battery from just sitting for a week, yet alone the juice it took to get it started. If you want to re-set the clock all time, you can install a battery on/off switch. I got one, but don't use it. I might install it again, when I add the car battery.
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Sounds just like mine, I was thinking of the battery minder also. The battery is hard to get at! Thanks for your response.
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I added remote battery posts to mine so I can jump/charge without tearing half the machine apart to get to the battery. I bought the battery posts from JEGS.
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RD where did you mount the remote posts , i believe you showed that before but CRS is on top of me these days LOL

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I mounted them on the underhood tub. Access in the left front wheelwell.

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A week seems pretty quick. Should last longer if: The battery is good, the charging system is working properly and the vehicles is driven long enough to charge the battery to 100%

IMHO: Battery tenders pay for themselves in the extra life you get out of your batteries. Plus the benefit of not dealing with a weak battery when you could be playing or working.
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stock batteries are not very good quality and also breakdown do to the heat they are subjected to .... replace with quality IMHO best buy for the $$

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'83 CJ7 / SBC + whole lot added here and there
'01 Dodge / Cummins / Dually, a ton of stuff added here and there

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE NEWBIES ...
1. Bring in a good load of firewood for the pit
2. start the morning coffee , strong but not burnt / boiled down , IMPORTANT start it early as many of us old farts get up early !!
3. sit a spell and swap some lies with the best of us
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