Truck wont start

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Kolorado, Jul 24, 2022.

  1. Kolorado

    Kolorado Medium Load Member

    360
    365
    Feb 28, 2015
    Colorado/Texas
    0
    Hello
    My truck wont turn over i'm on my hometime(2weeks) i started my apu (had it turned off) will it charge my batterys overnight and turn over in the morning? Or you think ill need a jump?
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. RuralTrucker

    RuralTrucker Light Load Member

    177
    214
    Jul 21, 2022
    0
    You might need a jump. Give it like 4 hours. If it still won't start, plan to arrange for a jump.
     
  4. ncmickey

    ncmickey Road Train Member

    3,581
    6,218
    Jun 21, 2013
    Durham NC
    0
    It ‘should’ charge your batteries… but like said above, be ready to jump.
     
    Rideandrepair and Kolorado Thank this.
  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    17,719
    116,703
    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    0
    Yes it should . That's if your batteries can hold a charge. If not just replace all of them. A good set of batteries should be able to hold charge for a more than a couple weeks and have enough juice to fire off. Unless it's cold or u have a draw somewhere.
     
    Rideandrepair and Kolorado Thank this.
  6. Kolorado

    Kolorado Medium Load Member

    360
    365
    Feb 28, 2015
    Colorado/Texas
    0
    It fired right up thankfully!
     
  7. RuralTrucker

    RuralTrucker Light Load Member

    177
    214
    Jul 21, 2022
    0
    Beautiful
     
  8. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    12,848
    14,346
    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    0
    One option is to have one of those nice little battery jumpers on hand, like NOCO makes.

    I get back to my car after 5 weeks and sometimes all I hear is click click click.
    Not totally dead, but low enough not to start the car.
    Hook up the NOCO and I am rolling.
    I have saved a lot of time and money not having to rely on someone coming out to jump the battery.

    The units designed for truck engines might cost you $300-400, but they don't take hours or even minutes to get a charge in to start the truck.
    Hook it up and it starts.

    I have had many jump starts in different trucks over the years.
    Usually the repair truck pulls up and hooks up jumper cables, then it is wait 10-15 minutes to get enough charge to start the truck.
    Once a guy pulled up in a car, takes out a lunchbox sized thing and hooks it up, then says go ahead and start it.
    Seconds later my truck was running.

    I'm just waiting for the chance to see if that little NOCO for my car can jump start a truck, if I leave it hooked up long enough to drain it.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted