Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online!
Automotive Forums .com - the leading automotive community online! 
-
Latest | 0 Rplys
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Buick > Terraza
Reply Show Printable Version Show Printable Version | Email this Page Email this Page | Subscription Subscribe to this Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-26-2017, 03:15 PM   #1
Rmerrill3
AF Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Winchester, Kentucky
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
07 Buick Terraza ground / starter issue

Ticking when attempted to start. Checked the battery, good. Tried to start again. Ticked once. Didnt mess with it. Months later, charged battery, same thing. Replaced starter and charged the batt again. When I turn the key get the tick, however my gages then shake until the battery is out of juice (maybe 25 seconds). Ignition switch, line fuse, ground. Where do I start? Appreciate any assistance.
Rmerrill3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2017, 03:35 PM   #2
aleekat
AF Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: clarksville, Tennessee
Posts: 1,286
Thanks: 1
Thanked 133 Times in 130 Posts
Re: 07 Buick Terraza ground / starter issue

25 secs on the battery attempting to start? Your battery is toast. Unless you measure the voltage while trying to crank or take it to any auto parts store that will do a load test. Just getting 12v while sitting is no test.
__________________
Post back, that's what makes Forums Work.
aleekat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2017, 04:00 PM   #3
Rmerrill3
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Winchester, Kentucky
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: 07 Buick Terraza ground / starter issue

After the tick I turn the key back off, then my guages shake until the battery dies. Battery is less than a year old.
Rmerrill3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2017, 08:43 PM   #4
aleekat
AF Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: clarksville, Tennessee
Posts: 1,286
Thanks: 1
Thanked 133 Times in 130 Posts
Re: 07 Buick Terraza ground / starter issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by aleekat View Post
25 secs on the battery attempting to start? Your battery is toast. Unless you measure the voltage while trying to crank or take it to any auto parts store that will do a load test. Just getting 12v while sitting is no test.
Doesn't matter if it's 1 day old. Unless you test it properly you are just guessing.
__________________
Post back, that's what makes Forums Work.
aleekat is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to aleekat For This Useful Post:
Tech II (06-26-2017)
Old 06-27-2017, 03:13 PM   #5
Rmerrill3
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Winchester, Kentucky
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: 07 Buick Terraza ground / starter issue

I will get it tested. If that is it I will kick myself
Rmerrill3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 10:09 AM   #6
Rmerrill3
AF Newbie
Thread starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Winchester, Kentucky
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: 07 Buick Terraza ground / starter issue

Was a bad cell in the battery. Kicking myself!!!
Rmerrill3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2017, 04:42 PM   #7
aleekat
AF Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: clarksville, Tennessee
Posts: 1,286
Thanks: 1
Thanked 133 Times in 130 Posts
Re: 07 Buick Terraza ground / starter issue

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rmerrill3 View Post
Was a bad cell in the battery. Kicking myself!!!
thanks for posting back. At least you didn't start throwing parts at it.
__________________
Post back, that's what makes Forums Work.
aleekat is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

POST REPLY TO THIS THREAD


Bookmarks
Go Back   Automotive Forums .com Car Chat > Buick > Terraza

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:12 PM.

Community Participation Guidelines | How to use your User Control Panel

Powered by: vBulletin | Copyright Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
 
 
no new posts