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Check Engine light on dash & air con stopped going cold

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by countrylife, Nov 2, 2019.

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    I recently replaced evaporator for aircon, replaced radiator cap been all checked my mechanic he said vehicle all good. Air con came good 4 awhile after radiator cap changed, but now air con not cold no more and all of sudden check engine light on dash.

    ? Can a failing battery be 1 of many causes that can cause the Check Engine Light to come on too? I've been noticing some small things about the way the car acts concerning I think the battery, not entirely sure.
     
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    Check the fault codes
     
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    Have already checked them a couple of times over the weeks gone by, all clear by mechanic and by my brother inlaws code reader. Went and got alternator and battery check today (Supercheap Auto) This was the reading it gave below. Battery Test Says low capacity, Starter Test says normal and Charging test says High. Im thinking of buying a battery???

    Results: Midtronics
    BATTERY TEST:
    LOW CAPACITY > NO FAULT > REF CHART
    VOLTS: 12, 30V
    MEASURED: 332CCA
    RATING: 600CCA
    BAT.TYPE - REGULAR
    BAT. Location - IN VEHICLE
    .....…...................................................
    STARTER TEST
    NORMAL

    VOLTS - 9,88V
    ...........................................................
    CHARGING TEST
    HIGH

    VOLTS - 15.14V
    ...........................................................

    It's been recommended a bigger battery then what's specified for my vehicle. 2008 VE Holden Commodore SV6 Sedan.???
    Recommends other than what's specified : Century 640CCA 68MF
    Over what's suitable for my vehicle
    Century 500CCA 53LH MF, is it ok to put a higher voltage battery in then recommended for my vehicle, is this OK to do?

    = by the way my car has no problems starting at all, starts perfectly fine.
     
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    Yes. Dying batteries can cause the computer to do weird things, replace the battery and see how that goes.

    You are meant to have a 640CCA in your SV6, that is what I have been told by my local Holden dealership.

    The higher the CCA does not mean the higher the voltage. CCA is a rating used in the battery industry to define a battery's ability to start an engine in cold temperatures. Generally speaking, it is easier to start an engine in a warm environment than in a cold one. The rating refers to the number of amps a 12-volt battery can deliver at -17c for 30 seconds while maintaining a voltage of at least 7.2 volts. The higher the CCA rating, the greater the starting power of the battery.
     
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    Thanks for your advice on the Battery. I just wanted to double check what others thought before I went ahead and bought the 640CCA. What I have in there now 500 is about to die on me. I will change the battery today and see how I go. Now the Auto part shop can put my battery in for me for a fee, so I want to put it in myself to save myself the fee. Sounds stupid but It'll be my first time to replace a battery. So are there steps i need to follow on removing the old one and installing the new...etc.....negative terminal first or positive terminal first??? And considering being a VE???
     
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    ve are a little tricky gaining access to
    if you dont use a memory minder you will probably have to reset clock/radio stations
    on most cars, remove negative cable first when removing
    refit positive cable first when refitting
     
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    Yes you can put the 640CCA battery in it no problem. I'm pretty sure that is the standard battery for V8 models. It will start your V6 like a true champion ;)
     
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    Battery issue aside for now, do you know what the DTC (fault codes) were?

    Yes no issues with a higher CCA battery....I have a battery with 810CCA in my WM.

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    CCA is not just cold cranking amps it also goes hand in hand with reserve capacity and amp hours. Increase the CCA and you gain RC and AH. It's not linear but most common sized batteries are close to in the 5 to 7 plate designs.
     
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    Making sure...As previously said, I've been told the Century 640CCA 68MF? < Stick to it? Because I found they sell a 67EFMF? What's the difference, is there much?

    Century 640CCA 68MF
    Century 640CCA 67EFMF
     
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    I am having a family member check with his code reader ? I will see what comes up.
     
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    Both those are wrong it should be a din53 which is the 500cca battery so you could go to a din6x which will give you the 600+ cca.
     
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    If you can fit it in a din75l mf would be the way to go.
     
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    That is the standard little gutless V6 battery. He wants a stronger one
     
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    Just check the century website or Repco website for the recommended battery for the V8 VE's and get that one. They cost a bit more tho because they're bigger..
     
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    Hence why I suggested the longer din6 which I think is a din65lmf from memory which will be 650cca
     
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    I just checked the V8 listing and guess what its a din65lhxmf. H stands for high as the din batteries come in two hights the X is for heavy duty so 7 plate MF is maitence free and the L is for left hand positive post. So if a din75lhxmf would fit It would have even more CCA.
     
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    I've check the Century website it just comes up telling me suitable fit the one I don't really want....DIN53LH MF 500.....I'm just gonna make a choice of whats been suggestions, I don't know my batteries well this is confusing lol I gotta settle for one asap
     
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    You checked your SV,6 listing though.
    I'm saying look up the battery for an SS or a V8 Calais and grab that battery.
     
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    Yes I have checked up the listings.
     

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