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2005 nissan sentra battery went dead. got jumped w/ immediate start. I drove it around for about 15 minutes and parked it my car in the garaqe. I tried to start it again but it had very little power and no turnover. do I need to let it run for a specific amount of time to get a full charge or could there be a underlying problem? I I had to get it jumped(left headlites on when pumping gas) a week and a half ago and I drove for about five minutes, parked it, and it it started up fine the next day.

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  • cc12275 Jul 01, 2009

    battery was totally dead, carmax checked alternator and starter and both checked out ok. I got a new battery. I thought it was the alt. but i was wrong.

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Check to make sure the alternator is charging the battery.crank engine while idling the alternator out put should be 13.5 volts to 14.5 volts. if not alternator is not charging the battery.if alternator is charging battery.the battery is weak.if its over 5 years old its more likely battery.if battery not old checks out good .replace battery cables..

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YOUR BATTERY MUST OF BEEN REALLY DRAINED. AFTER YOU JUMPSTARTED IT, YOU MAY HAVE TO HAVE SLOW CHARGE IT TO GET BACK TO PROPER VOLTAGE. BUT AFTER A WHILE YOUR ALTERNATOR DID THE JOB TO BRING BACK TO THE RIGHT VOLTAGE TO GET IT TO START CRANKING THE CAR PROPERLY.

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