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I went on holiday for about two months and my roommate said she turned the car once a week. when i returned, i tried to turn it on but the battery was dead. AAA came and jumpstarted it and it turned on immediately. i let it run for about an hour but as soon as i shut the ignition off, it wouldn't start again (even though the lights within the car remained on)...it made a ticking sound...what is wrong with it?

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Dead battery, but to know for sure the battery is the issue, it MUST be fully charged and then load tested...

Facts on batteries, if you draw it totally and completely down, many never return..

The reason for the battery charge is, for example, diodes in your alternator can fail, everything appears to work, but when the vehicle is off, there is a voltage leak to ground. To test, measure how much voltage and amperage is going out of the battery when the vehicle is off, pull negative and put meter in series at that point. Do not be fooled by radio and clock, and you may want to pull fuses until you get nothing drawing out of the battery....for testing

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