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Battery issue? when i first start the engine (after charging the battery) it gives a little cranking noise. the second time i start the car no more cranking sound. all the lights are functional even my cd player is working but the electric window is kind of slow. do you think this is a battery issue why i can't start the car?

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Use a voltmeter to check the battery. It should be at least 12.5 volts when just charged. check it again in 20 minutes.

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