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My car is not start engine about 5 year

My car was stopping about 5 year .now how would i do to start my car .how to recharge my battery .

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The 12 Volt auxiliary battery that powers the computer gets discharged if the car isn't started for a long time due to the security system and memory for radio settings, etc, power drain. You can get it going again by hooking jumper cables or a battery charger to the auxiliary battery that is stored on the driver's side of the trunk.

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Still u can take a chance by completely removing the battery fluid and replacing it new battery fluid... but keep in mind that, after doing so, u'll need to charge the battery fully before using it in car...
This kind of battery problem is common in all diesel cars, the reason I think is, Diesel engine need heavy torque to start that draws heavy current from battery.. so if you are facing starting trouble for the vehicle, then battery is surely going to discharge frequently...
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