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2011 malibu doesn't start if lft sitting for about three days and battery is drained needs to be jumped to get it started. Sometime auto start will work and sometimes I have to use the key to get

This has happened twice in last month. Just bought the car used a month ago and it was GM certified. Now I never know if the car is going start or not. It's been to the dealer twice and this last time they had it for 2 weeks. They say they can'y find anything wrong. If the car won't start and needs to be jumped there has to be something wrong. Help!

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    ciy2 Feb 25, 2012

    I thought that something might still be drawing power even though the car was off but the dealer says the draw when the car is off is at 10 and that according to GM it can be as high as 25 and still be ok. He said it's not the altenator.

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