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Battray has alot of acid on it.. so i clean it up, and when i try to start it, it wont turn over.. so we jumped it and it ran but eveytime i stoped or swicthed the gear it would act like it wanted to turn off.. how do i fix it? anyone

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You might have a bad battery. Have the battery checked and the alternator.
The alternator should put out 14 to 15 volts. If there is an autozone near you, take it there, they will check them free of charge.

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