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Had car running for an hour while fixing another

Had car running for an hour while fixing possible head gasket problem. Later, car would not crank. It started up with a jump, runs while foot on gas, but dies within less than a minute. Can't reach battery to see if it needs water or check it out. Any suggestions? Have owned this car 1 year, and its only been driveable for at most one month.

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Check all your vaccuum lines. The skematic is under the hood. You gotta take some stuff out of the way to access the battery. There's probably no way to add water to it because most are maintainance free. Use a standard battery load tester to check it. If all that's good,write back with your findings.

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