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Changed the battery and alternator but doesn't run unless it is jumped

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  • sthrnfamily Jun 21, 2009

    Had the battery tested at Auto Zone, they said it was good. The car will start after being jumped and then will start when it has been running but will not start cold.

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Sounds like ur battery is losing power somewhere in ur car i would test when cold that voltage is above 12 volts,around 12.5 is good. are u sure ur batterry is the right cold cranking amps(CCA) test battery with digital multimeter set meter to( V-) dc not (V~) ac. multimeter cost about 20 dollars for a cheapy but its good enough!.just make sure to read the operators manual properly.goodluck and cheers!

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The engine maybe severly damaged from low oil,coolant,etc. Maybe a little more info will help

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