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Dead battery new battery. have to jump or plug it and charge it up. my new battery is always drained. battery specialist said its a car that should be started every day. i said it shouldnt have to. why is battery always drained? dont leave lights on. nor radio. nothing

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Check the glove box light,make sure it goes off when closed.

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SOURCE: 2005 mazda tribute battery problem.

you may have damaged theicu /computer

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SOURCE: car will not jump start

Check battery voltage. If volts are very low, put on charger. In many cases, you can't jump through a really dead battery... not enough voltage gets through to computer etc to make systems operate.
Battery may be used up... if it will not take a charge, replace it and check charging system before driving. PS: use a charger to charge battery. If it is very low, you candamage charging system in other vehicle. Also,,, You cleaned terminals already RIGHT???

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SOURCE: electricall problem w/2002 V6 mazda tribute

When that light comes on, it is indicating charging system problem which could mean alternator not charging for one reason or another like loose belt, faulty alternator, or yes, bad battery or connection at battery, for example. First & easiest thing to do is check all your connections to battery, which you've probably done, and make sure they're tight & clean. Make sure belt driving alternator is good & tight, and in good shape. Now boost the vehicle to get it going & test voltage at battery, after you take cables off. My guess is in your case, the voltage will begin to go down, indicating a bad alternator, that will need to be replaced.

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SOURCE: Randomly won't start, happened after jumping dead battery

Probably the battery. Take it the chain auto parts place and they will test it for you.

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SOURCE: 96 Mazda Protege is dead and has no power, wont turn over!

check all your fuses sometime when giving a jump start
a surge of power a cures and blows out the main fuse

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Jeep patriot runs well for awhile then won't start

Hello Pamela.
no year car, no engine type stated (gas/diesel, and displacement)
but does it crank? you meant no crank right?

jump starts, tells me the battery was dead.
then you ask way it stalls or not restart.
well it repeated, to the same symptoms did it not?

but my guess, is , it will not crank.
if yes, that is a discharged battery !
batteries can be good, bad, or only discharged.

all cars do that for many reasons,
1 or 2 tests and bam why.
1: rusty battery lugs. clean them
2: bad battery, (some last 3 years and bad)
3: bad charge system. is the lamp glowing telling that fact?
4: a bad key line,

if it always fails,and always cranks JUMPER cable jumped, that means it not #4

so if not number 4 then we use a thing called
a volt meter, if the battery is 12.6vdc or more rested, then the battery is charged,
if you jump the car and it runs and battery voltage
(that meter again across it)
read 13.3v top 15v all is well.with alternator.
is charge and battery lamp glowing running?
if below the alterator charge system is failing.
if the car dies, driving to work and Head lamps go dim the charge system failed.
if your starter does dead, just parked at work and when sleeping?
this is called phantom drain. (can be lamps left on or other things)

I think you made and error,
"car runs then wont crank" is what meant.
the word is crank and is super important to getting correct answers.

on a wild guess, no cranks.

if you wanted wild useless guessing
here, ill do that. makes some happy.
the charges system is failing.
the glove box lamp sticks on and battery drains as you sleep
there 2 guesses
can to 50 more.

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My 97 accord has always ran with no problems. I recently replaced the battery and it started and drove fine for 3 months. After not driving it for 1 week, the car is dead, not even an inside light and...

If the battery is completely dead, you'll need to slow charge it for a few hours before trying to use a jumper battery. And you could have something shorted to ground in the car that drained the battery in the first place.
Try disconnecting the battery cables and using a battery charger to bring the battery back to life first.

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Jump start

I would say you never checked to see if the battery is any good

I most likely is dead or below 12.6 volts & you never jump a dead
battery,you try charging it

Jumping is not charging a battery,you need to own a battery charger

If the battery keeps draining or won't hold a charge you need
a new one,then if the problem exists you have someone do a
Parasitic Current Test to find out which circuit is staying on

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1997 Monte Carlo battery wont stay charged after a jump. The car will warm up then when turned off won't turn over it makes a clicking noise when ignition is terned.

Could be a bad battery, and or alternator, if the alternator does not charge the battery when the vehicle is running your battery will drain causing no start.

Jan 15, 2013 | 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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If your battery is dead, you can try giving it a jump from another car and see if that helps. If it has been fully discharged for a while, then you probably need to get a new battery since the one you have will no longer be able to hold a charge. If you can get the car started with a jump, let it run for about 15 minutes to try to charge the battery. If it still will not work on its own after you try this, then you will need a new one. If the battery is relatively new and has been rendered useless by being drained, take your car to a Sears Auto Center and have them check your electrical system. They have a cool machine that checks your entire system for an electric drain and helps them tell you how to fix the problem. They can also check your battery there, to make sure it can hold a charge, and charge it for you if it is ok.

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Same problem. 2006 corolla battery might be low but tried jumping it and that didnt work. it clicks a few times but does not turn over and then just goes dead.

When a battery is completely drained, it is very hard to get them to jump start. You will need to charge the battery.

Dec 21, 2010 | 2006 Toyota Corolla

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The battery is dead, I follwed instructions to jump start the car. When I turn the key there is nothing happening (not even clicking)

The battery may be too drained to accept a jump. I would suggest charging the battery for about an hour or so and see if it accepts a charge. If not youll need a new battery.

Feb 26, 2010 | 2009 Chevrolet HHR

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Car wont run.

Does it crank well and all that but with no spark or is the battery just dead? If the battery is dead, it either won't charge while alternator is spinning or the alternator doesn't charge well enough to keep the battery charged well. If it jumps and runs indefinitely, battery is done. If it jumps and dies, alternator is done. If battery and alternator are fine, and you have no spark, you may need a new coil, new spark plug wires if they are worn out and too resistant, pick up coil inside of distributor, or you may have some other ignition system issue.

Most times when an alternator fails, it starts charging less and less till the car won't keep running or it won't start the next time. If the alternator hasn't failed, the battery needs replacing. If your battery is 5 or more years old this is a very good possibility. If your alternator failed and you have killed your battery many times before replace them both. Each time you drain a battery to dead you lose about 10% of its current capacity.

If the battery is fine and engine will not turn, starter may need replacing. Hope I helped.

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01 Suburban battery draining

take it to an autosparky ......They will check to see if there is a drain on the battery.
cheapest and fastest option.

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Battery goes dead, i mean dead.

u may have parasitic load what that is when like somethin on the car stays on even if u shut everything off causing to drain the battery

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