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Reocurring need to charge battery to srart, though dash lights up

2000 Chrysler Concorde with otherwise good history. Battery replaced in 2005 and 2007. In 2008 on 3 occasions battery had to be charged to start. Recently driven 25 miles to resturant in dry weather and started up fine 1 hr later. Drove 15 miles and it seemed to falter momentarily and felt like it shifted down, though dash showed in drive. I then manually shifted it down and run another 10 miles nicely before quick falter then about a minute later it shut down, It had normal headlights. When I turned key on, the dash lit up as it always did when turning key. It did not try to turn over. Just clicked once each time. I tried key 3 times.

Using battery charger from our own repair garage works fine, and it's then good to go. I did not try jumper cables but was towed once and the other 2 times it was parked in garage where it is always kept .

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  • lenswig Dec 16, 2008

    Alernator and battery checked out with no problem by 2 different garages. after battery charged, One time had caroded battery wire replaced but incident happened 3 times following that. Inside head lamps had not been used, headlights has been manually turned off. each time.

  • lenswig Dec 24, 2008

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    Thanks for the tip. I won't get to check it out until after Christmas. However, I will keep you informed of what I find.



    I appreciate your input greatly..



    L Swiger

  • sincerely081 Feb 18, 2009

    I HAVE TO GET JUMP STARTS IN THE MORNINGS TOO. I HAVE A 200 CHRSLER CONCORDE



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There is a fuse box under the hood with a power wire running from the battery to this box. Check for corrosion around this box and make sure the connection is good. Had a similar problem everthing checked out good, then found this wire had a terriable connection, check this out and clean the post for the connection.

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Sounds to me like the alternator is no good or there is a wiring problem.

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