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Car battery will not hold a charged very long unless it is driven

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  • Steve Lunseth Nov 18, 2008

    Quess what, I have 3 (yes three) Interpid. Two have brand new
    batteries. They ALL do the same thing. Apparently, unless you drive
    your Intrepid regularly, the battery drains. Wish I new what component
    causes the problem, I would disconnect it. I have '99, '00 and '01.


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Guess what, I have 3 (yes three) Interpid. Two have brand new batteries. They ALL do the same thing. Apparently, unless you drive your Intrepid regularly, the battery drains. Wish I new what component causes the problem, I would disconnect it.

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Hahaha dead battery and after u replace it do a charge test (alt test) most small shops will do thid for a small price, some for free

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