Need help, Love the Alfa but not very mechanically minded. Problem appears Battery related. A few days ago car refused to start in carpark, went and got other car and jumped it fine, drove home and charged for 12 hours (green light returned on Battery indicator) drove fine for two days but today again would not start, jumped it again. It starts when jumped and will stand in idle no problem, however once i try to drive a away the revs drop and it stops. If i jump it again its fine but soon as i move away same again. Battery is showing all black in its indicator and i have tried charging but the charger is showing battery charged on its indicator.
I think this is just a duff battery as the car is 5 year old and does lots of short stop start drives but just want advice in case its could be something else before i splash the cash.
will try and replace it myself but a little concerned with the live terminal, whats the black box over it and how do i get off???
Sorry about lack of knowledge here but last car i serviced was an old Ford Escort. we have a 156 2004 1.8TS