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Original battery 600 cca tested showes 580 amps

Original battery 600 cca tested shows 580 amps but battery keeps going dead if car sits more than 24 hours . This just started about 7 days ago . Car is original in every aspect ie no new radios fog lamps etc..

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I had the same problem it turned out the battery just needed replacing if its not that then the next thing to check is your battery cables and see if there is alot of corrosion on them that can also factor in. the last thing id suggest checking is your battery terminals. hope this helps

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