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Car battery won't stay charged. took battery to get the batttery checked and they say it is good. I charged the battery and drove it around and turned off the car. it won't start.Jumped the car and it started. Then drove it home and turned the key off. Then tried to restart the car and it won't start.

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  • Merc-cedes Aug 10, 2008

    Mine, too. Replaced (new) the alternator, the voltage regulator, and the battery. If I'm doing daytime driving, it's OK. I don't like to use accessories - no radio, wipers when needed.. nighttime driving necessitates using headlights, which drain the battery and thus, renders the car useless until I charge the battery again.

    This is either a problem with internal wiring (not real fun) or one of the things I recently bought and installed.

    I wonder if anyone has tried to chase down the wiring problem, and if so... what did you come across?

    Thanks in advance.



  • steve dbo Aug 13, 2008

    well mine i was swapping out a windshield wiper motor then i went to start it and was dead. Jumped it and it started . Went to start it one day later it was dead. Bought a new battery and tried to start and was dead ($85). Swapped out leads on battery ($3) and it started right up.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    I have a 96 ford taurus. the charging system was checked and was fine. but my battery keeps dying.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    hello yes just bought the car drove it for a few day then it died wouldn't start got a jump start after a few minutes it started drove home took pos cable off car died I replaced the alternatore still not charging I was told the digital dash could be the cause but now the heater blower and turn signals don't work but flasher do work help me please

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I took my door panel off and didn't turn the car on so it didn't have enuff juice to start and someone gave me a jump I drove a couple block up turn the car off then it wouldn't not start back up

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Jumped battery started next day attempted to start and was dead i swapped out a battery no good then i swapped out the terminals to the battery and it started right up

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I had the same problem with a 99 Bonneville- After replacing 4 batteries and checking out the alternator--the CURE was in the battery cables! They stack two cables on top of each other on the plus side terminal battery. The conductivity between the cables was the trouble. MY mechanic cut off the terminals and put on two cheap terminals which stack like the originals and Voila' no more problem!

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