I replaced my OEM batt a couple weeks ago with a Duralast Platinum (gel).
No issues until a couple days ago.
We had a cold snap that pushed temps down into the 30s for a few nights, but never thought anything of it.
Go to start her up yesterday and I get the dreaded click...and subsequently the windshield wipers arose just to give me the --->
Thinking "Damn...dead battery? What did I leave on?"
Didn't leave anything on...not the wipers either.
So I jump it with my V8 truck and let it run and everything is fine. No more issues with starting her for the rest of the day.
Fast fwd to this morning.....Same damn thing. No start.
But this time, I try to jump her with a 6cyl car....and now she won't even start at all. Windshield wipers keep coming on each time however.
So she will take a jump from a V8 but not a 6cyl.
No sign of anything draining the battery.
Let her run for a long while, then turn her off...and 5 seconds later...shes dead again..
I will be checking the alt, starter, and will test the batt...but any fairly certain guesses as to what happened or what it sounds symptomatic of??
Thank you guys. I know this ain't rocket science but I am guessing that more than a few have had the same issue, and can nail it down pretty quick.