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    new battery?

    The battery on my 1.8 coupe keeps dying. i have checked the alternator and when the car is switched on it is at 14ish volts, so should be charging the battery. have charged the battery with a proper battery charger and stil it only holds about 10ish volts.

    Does this mean my battey is dead and i need a new one?

    Also there appears to be some residue around the negative battery terminal..that wasnt there before.
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    If the alternator is pushing 14+ volts into the battery then the chance is theres a dead cell in the battery.

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    just buy a new Go one from Vauxhall get a bigger one then the one you have ie from a tdi or a turbo car

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    will a non vauxhall one be ok?? will measure the area around the battery and get the biggest one that fits
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    I placed a optima yellow top battery im my astra g 1.6 saloon. It works great.
    Just had to change the battery terminals.

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