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My car will run if i charge the battery but if it sits for a while it will not start

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You have altanator trouble and get fixed probably brushs and your battery might need changen

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The first thing to do before going on trying to find the system that is draining the battery would be to have the battery tested and charging system tested.

A weak battery will seem ok after the car is jumped or will barely start the car and the alternator will charge it even though the alternator is overworking due to weak battery and during the day or when car does not sit long it will seem ok. then when car sits overnight or a few days battery will weaken on its own, making it look like a drain,

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You must charge any battery fully,
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