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Battery runs down after prolong non use...

The battery can be recharged w/trickle charger also w/using vehicle....

Battery then tests at 12volts to 14volts

Battery almost 4 years old Water in battery covering cells

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  • marionbagget May 11, 2010

    What do you mean by run down ? How long is prolong non use ?

    Voltages of 12-14vdc is normal. The next time you have prolong non use, you need to take the battery to a auto parts store that can test it under a load.

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Sounds like it is possibly the alternator, without being able to view it myself that sounds like the likely solution

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