signs of a low/flat battery on my Corsa

Asked by Jun 27, 2013 at 04:52 AM about the 2003 Vauxhall Corsa

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hi,

my vauxhall corsa (2003) wouldn't start up this morning. I can turn the key but the engine won't fully kick in. I assume it is a low battery?Also, when I turned the key the accelerator wouldn't work. Is that normal for a low battery?

Thanks

3 Answers

update: oppologies, I forgot to say that I haven't used the car for 5-6 weeks

820

Does sure sound like it. Can you have the voltage on the battery checked? You or a friend have a multimeter? It should read 12.3 or higher. How old is the battery? If that checks out ok, then we need to look at other areas.

290

it takes more power to fire up a fuel injected car- the FI electronics have to be juiced to work- so even if the engine is turning slowly, the spark won't be sufficient to light it up

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