Electrical issue--slow to crank, power interrupted to radio-help


I have an 03 Acura which in far from home

at the moment. the car hs just begin to crank and start

more slowly, and often the radio gets

interrupted power, requiring me to restart

by inserting a code.

Could it be a failing battery? I believe the battery is originial–or at least 4 yrs old

My concern is the 1500 miles seperating me from home

any suggestions?

thanks in advance



If it is original, the battery is 5 years old. Batteries become suspect after 3. Get the battery tested.


does this sound like a dying battery? loss of cranking power and intermittent failure
even though it stops radio from working, the clock runs, so it is not a complete failure


Slow cranking and loss of ability to crank is normally a bad battery. Just get it tested to know for sure. Most places test for free.


Likely the battery if it is over three years, but cables that need cleaning is another possibility. Try removing both ends of the battery cables (both of them) and cleaning both the cable and where it goes very well and reattaching making sure they are secure.