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Had battery, alternator, starter checked @ 1st of August, showed bad battery-or battery was going bad. should have replaced then, but didn't. Last few days, it seems like it was not getting enough power on interstate, cutting out slightly. then past 2 days, would not crank. But after about 10 minutes, got it to crank. then 2nite, after it sat for about 3 hrs, would not crank. Ran bttery down trying to crank. Got jumped off, then it wouldn't stay running, finally "double braked"(1 foot on gas and 1 on brake) to keep it running. then it cut completely off while driving. Got it pulle in a place. Called for someone to pick us up, came back out in about 15 minutes, it started up perfectly, and ran right. Left it parked to deal with tomorrow, because I didn't trust it not cutting off again. Could the bad battery do all this?

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Yes, and I believe you know that.

Why would drive around, without replacing a battery,you had tested,and came up bad?
Then go on the internet, to tell your story ?

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The battery is the last place I'd look. You should type "would not start" if you mean that it cranks but doesn't start. Your message is a bit confusing. An intermittent problem such as this is usually electrical though. Cranking is the noise it makes when the starter actually turns. If it cranks at times and then refuses to at others, it would probably break down to being the starter itself or the starter solenoid. If the engine starts (to a run) at times and then not at others, then you would need to steer toward problems with fuel (or no fuel pressure, or lack of), ignition (wires, coil, or distributor). If you are hoping it is something simple (and want to avoid a trip to a mechanic), maybe someone familiar with this vehicle will post a solution relating to it.

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