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The car must be jumped after it sits for longer then half hour. Once started, car will run fine to and from location. If you turn car off and immediately turn it back on it will start fine however if you turn car off and leave it sit for longer then ten minutes you MUST jump again to get it to start. We have checked the battery twice at a local auto shop and they have told us the battery is showing a strong currency. What may be the issue now?

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I still suspect the battery. Many battery tests that dont use a "load" test are inconclusive.
If your charging system is good, Try the battery. Lee

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