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Simple fix...battery not charging now works

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To all of those Insighters who helped me troubleshoot my battery not charging when I braked, thanks a bunch for your help.

It now charges when I brake and I'm a little embarrased as to what the problem was. For whatever reason I learned (many years ago) to drive a manual transmission by putting the car in neutral when I brake. Well as everyone else on here probably knows, you need to brake with the car in gear to get full charging of the battery. It doesn't charge at all when you brake in neutral.

Well I was driving down the road with the car in third gear and hit the brake on accident and there it was charging fully! I couldn't believe it. I researched, talked to mechanics, etc and nobody could figure it out. I guess sometimes starting with the simple solution is the best. Either way I definitely learned a lot about my insight in the process and a little about driving 101.

On a good note, the guy I bought the car from on e-bay was prepared to stand behind the car 100% and was extremely helpful. So to anyone looking to buy on e-bay, have faith, do your research, but don't be affraid to go for it.

Thanks again for all the feedback.
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Thanks for the trouble of your reply and closing this dangling thread. <g>

Now go wash the egg off your face and re-read the original thread. Several replies stated brake while in gear with no clutch.

Now that you "see" what you "overlooked" in the original thread I'd recommend reading the owners manual to keep you out of other difficulties. <VBG>

To b1shmu63:

Whenever your ready to up front the money I'll take it! <VBG>

HTH! :)
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