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2004 Chevrolet Colorado 1SB LS Z85 Crew Cab 126.0 WB

2004 Chevrolet Colorado
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Rear Wheel Drive, Crew Cab
20 mpg city / 27 mpg hwy
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July 18, 2013, 8:26 pm

Jordan A
 

Question: bad battery out of town low funds would it be safe to charge up the battery an try to make it home ?

battery dies when sitting for a day or two but if charged an driven frequently seems ok . but wondering if the alternator will keep the batter boosted while vehicle is on ?


July 21, 2013, 9:15 am

Ron W
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Yes it probably will, but it will put a strain on the alternator which could lead to alternator premature failure. I would replace the battery if I were you.


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