Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Woodward County, Oklahoma
Battery losing cranking power overnight?
I recently bought a new Powersport battery ($100) for my XTZ 1000. I usually buy a new cheap mower battery every year. I decided this year to buy a higher amp battery made for UTVs. It has been working fine for about a month.
Yesterday, morning, my Prowler would not start in 41 degrees. Turning the key just got the dash to light and a click when turned to the start position. I charged the battery for about 2 hours and it started when I tried it then.
I drove it from my barn to my carport and charged the battery to a 'full' charge and afterwards left it overnight without out starting it. This morning, in 19 degrees after a low of 13 overnight, the same problem I had yesterday. Turning the key on got the dash to light and turning to the start position got a click only. No attempt to activate the starter. Checking the battery with a voltmeter, I got 12.4 volts. I now have it out of the chassis and being charged.
Can the battery be 12.4 volts and have no cranking amps?
2009 Prowler XTZ 1000 Baja - ITP beadlock wheels, ITP Baja Cross X/D tires, 2" wheel spacers, harness bar, 5 point harnesses, custom doors, 4 Vision X LED lights, 2 PIAA lights, RAM mounts on roll bar and dash, military truck mirrors, polished aluminum rear frame brace, inside tube rear frame stiffeners, Mossy Oak camo pattern seats, custom front brush guard, parking brake 'on' alarm, Throttlemaxx controller, Uni pre-filter, and Mobil 1 4T M/C 10W-40 racing oil with K&N filter.