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My 2003 impla (3.8) isnt starting and my very recently purchased battery cant hold a charge. i do have a sound system in it and i've unplugged the amp from the battery and still cant hold a charge. i've checked the starter and it is working. it simply wont crank. the battery posts are fine. i dont know if its the computer or a short caused by the sound system but this problem hasnt happend to the car before and the system has been in it for monthes. please help me, i really miss my car.

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If battery is ok,some times a new battery is bad,have your charging system checked

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