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I have a new battery in the car but the car will not start. But whn I jump the car it starts. Why is it not starting on it's own?

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1. Remove the battery wires and thoroughly clean all connections with a wire brush, that may take care of the problem.
2. If it doesn't, check to see if the charging system is good. You will need a digital voltmeter for this. To check the charging system, place one lead on the positive terminal, and another on the negative, with the engine running and lights off. You should get at least 14 volts. (You may need to have a helper accelerate slightly to get the 14 volts.) If not, the charging system is bad. Take the alternator off, and have the auto parts store test it before buying a new one.

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