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

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

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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.

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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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