Starting issues - Never experienced intermittent stuff like this
Typically, when I've had a dead battery, its just plain, well... dead. It takes a jump to get the car to start.
Today, and for the first time, my car wouldn't start. Its an 09, 42000 miles, Manual. Its always been serviced regularly by the dealer and always had a clean bill of health. Mods are minimal, FRPP CAI, Jegs O/R H, Stingers, Bamatuner. I checked the codes, got a slow o2 code, and a OBD on board diagnostics could not complete (or something like that) p1000 code.
The car sat for a week while I was in the field training. I have let it sit for a week at a time with ZERO issues multiple times. Its garaged.
Today, it would start. Did the typical dead battery thing. Interior lights dimmed, starter clicked rapidly, no turnover. Then i would retry. I checked the dome lights, they werent left on. I tried to restart the car. One turnover, two...then dead again.
Try again.. one, two threeturnovers....slowly, then faster until the car fires up. No battery light, gauge shows good voltage. All is well. I pull out of the driveway, drive to the barber shop. No issues. Car runs great.
I get done with a haircut, turn the car on, and same issue.
Slow start, wont turnover, then after several tries... she fires up. EVen knowing its a FI car...i pump the gas...
So like i said...a dead battery usually means no starting and the attempts to start the car or turn the starter usually get worse ending with a completely dead car that wont even click. This works in reverse order.
Oh....and when it does this, the radio resets...another thing that points to a loss in power.
Before i go running around replacing batteries and stuff....any other ideas?
2009 Colorado Red Mustang GT
FRPP Stingers, FRPP 85mm CAI, FRPP 3.73s, FRPP K-Springs, FRPP/GT500 upper strut mounts, Shelby Adjustable Panhard Bar, Tokico Str.t, Shelby CS40, GT/CS Front and Rear Bumpers, GT500 Spoiler, Jegs O/R H, fuzzy dice.