Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer


My grandson got this car for Xmas,it ran for 1 minute and quit. we discovered that the 9 volt battery would not stay tight so we filled in with some cardboard to hold it tight and thought we had the problem solved,but no such luck. It still would not run for any length of time and we discovered then that both on-off buttons were turning off when nobody touched them. On examination of the buttons we found that both of them were loose and would go off at just a slight touch all by themselves. needless to say the boy is devestated,he loves the car. i can't see that anything will solve this problem We want a replacement. Joan Varnes 4040 McCarter Cir.,Sevierville,Tn 37876

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,450 Answers

I think your in the wrong spot. I am an automotive expert.

Posted on Jan 02, 2012


1 Suggested Answer


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Turbo Diesel battery gauge has been low for a couple days, tried to start it this morning and it was dead. I jump started it aand it ran for a few minutes after unhooking jumper cables,...

yes to a point. Obviously as you know if your alternator is dead your battery will drain and the car will die. But also, if the battery has quit so bad and maintains a voltage of no more than 8-1/2 volts or so the car will still die because there isn't enough voltage to maintain the computer and it will shut down.

Nov 23, 2017 | 1996 Dodge Ram

1 Answer

Saab 9-3 Petrol 2000 model wont start turns over but dosnt fire

immobilisor has come on from the sound of it caused by the flat battery ,dealer only iam afraid

Sep 13, 2012 | 2001 Saab 9-3

1 Answer

Won't start

Multiple issues here??
Why did the motor quit??
Did you check the engine control fuse box for issues? It is next to the battery?
The is an imprinted 'map' under the lid for direction. Check all fuses and relays and post back.

Dec 27, 2011 | 1999 Plymouth Voyager

1 Answer

I have a 2001 nissan sentra that the battery tests good, alternator tests good, but will only run for about 20 minutes then slowly dies and the battery has to be recharged, any ideas on the problem?

if alternator and belt are ok, then check the ground for the neagative on batteryor the cable end itself. car running accessories off, then you should have at least 13.5-14.5 at battery! if less then 13 volts with everything off. then alt, or wiring is the problem. make sure battery terminals are clean and tight at battery. take negative cable off battery while its running. if it quits its a bad alternator, if it stays running alt, is ok. check all the fuses and relays, just to be sure. if you think you have a drain on battery. remove fuses and relays one at a time, until you find the one curcuit thats causing the drain. then replace that fuse or relay. do not pull the pcm fuse or other kam-sensitive modules until you have checked the other curcuits. if the pcm is not getting proper voltage, it will die out ! battery could be weak! battery voltage by itself should be at least 12.68 volts this is at 100%. good-day !

Sep 26, 2011 | 2001 Nissan Sentra

2 Answers

Car will not stay running lights go deem

Sounds like a battery charging problem,all cars today have a complex system of electronics,and they must have the correct voltage, I would suggest checking the main alternator fuse in the box located in engine compartment,if ok suspect alternator.

Sep 22, 2011 | Lexus ES 300 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Was on way to wrk got off of free way engine turned off wddnt restart went got new battery then car started up but ran very crappy would the timming be off

without being there, it could be the alternator gave out. with car off with nothing on. at battery there should be at least 12.6 volts. with car running at battery should be at least 14.2-14.7 if alt. is good. a couple of years ago my car just quit on expressway, and come to find out the positive wire on alt. was loose. if alt. is not charging then you will not have enough of volts to power pcm properly. good-day ! check it out !!

Sep 02, 2011 | 1991 Lexus LS 400

2 Answers


All your gauges are working. The gas gauge Is also working. When you fill it, you will fill over the limit the fuel level switch will go by a couple of gallons. So the gauge will not drop for a few miles. until you use up the excess fuel

Aug 26, 2011 | 2003 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Voltmeter drops to 9 volts on Chev 454 P30 motorhome

this is eithere a loose positive cable from the altenator to the battery or the regulator in the altenator is about to fail. if you have not had any problems starting the vehicle then most likely its a loose connection between the gauge and the charginging circuit or the gauge is faulty. take a multimeter and test the charging votage at the altenator while the vehicle is running it should measure 13.5 volts and should not change more than .5 volts. if the voltage drops more than 1 volt the regulater is bad and the altenator needs to be replaced. if it is working fine then looke for a bad connection make sure all positive and ground cables are tight. if they are replace amp gauge

Apr 19, 2009 | 1994 Chevrolet C/K 3500

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

94 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts


Level 3 Expert

85223 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers

john h

Level 3 Expert

22486 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides