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My jeep has been acting like the battery is dead after the vehicle sits for a long period of time. I wanted to know if I needed a new battery or if it was a connection problem

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What do you do to get it running? If you have to charge the battery, then a hidden load is discharging it (like a light in the glove box or the under hood light). Try cleaning the battery posts and connector internal faces to see if it works again. Take the car to Autozone or similar business that will load check the battery for free.

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