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Battery Failure I have had this cars for a few years now and i have been plauged by random battery failures. It was fixed for a time by a new battery that is now three years old but recently after dirving for about a 1 1/2 it would not start and had absolutly no power in the cab. Tried it a second time time then started right up. I went to my destination and after it sat for mayber 5 hour had the same power failure and i had to be jumped.

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Check all your connections to make sure they are tight and also at the starter, Also check your cables, make sure they are not cut anywhere or the insulation has rubbed thin. Also look for corrision, make sure your cables dont look swollen at any of the connections, if they are replace them.

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