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1988 Ford Econoline with 2 batteries needs jump to start

In order to start our Van that has 2 batteries and a switch that can turn each on separetly, both or none we have to jump start it. The lights work inside and out, radio, key buzzer, etc. It just needs a jump to start and won't hold the charge. It is also leaking some anitfreeze at the moment. Any ideas before we try replacing the batteries?

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Check the charging system...if the alternator is not charging right then you can have that problem...

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