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Dead car Car would not start and it seemed to be dead battery. When we jumped the car batt it woud almost start and then die again. Sit for bout two hours tried to jump again and interior lights and radio blinked but now would not turn over.

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  • jacquehyaena Sep 27, 2008

    went out to a dead car, jumped it, let it run for 10-15. tried to put it in reverse and back out of the parking lot, flipped on the defrost becuse it was all fogged up and everything went black again....

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Sounds like you have a very weak battery. It would be beneficial to charge the battery for some time before trying to jump it. You could also take the battery to a Auto Parts store and have them check it. If it is bad, then bring a new one home, and try it then.

If your battery is too weak, sometimes you cannot jump the car.

Let me know how what you figure out, and I can provide further help.

Brian

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