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    Default automotive question

    I'm pretty sure the battery is dead but maybe someone can help.

    My sister's car (2001 pt cruiser) was sitting idle for about 4 months. The battery on it is at least 1.5-2 years old.

    She now needs to drive it again so I went ahead and checked the battery. I cleaned the terminals and got it to jump start. After running for about 2 minutes I went ahead and unplugged the cables and the car turned off imediately. There were no signs of power at all when I tried the key again.

    Should I try to jump it again and leave it running (cables plugged in and all) longer or just buy a new battery?

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    Default Re: automotive question

    Bad alternator in that fact, if you remove the battery the alternator should keep the car running, if it doesn't you have a problem with that, not the battery.

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    I wouldn't run it with no battery for to long, it can smoke the alternator.
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    Default Re: automotive question

    Take the battery to an advanced auto, autozone, orielys, pepboys etc. have them test it because it's free.

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    I don't think this is what they had in mind when they said technical support.

    Op you've probably figured something out by now, but the battery, whether its good or not, will most certainly need to be charged. If you don't have a charger they can do so for free at your big auto parts stores napa, carquest, pep boys, autozone, etc. (after they test it for you if it tests good).
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    Thanks for the replies.

    So I had the battery tested at an autozone. The guy said it had like 4 volts and ask me if I wanted to see if it took a charge or just replace it. I came back an hour later and they now couldn't test it.

    Short story short.

    I just bought a new battery, car is fine.

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    Default Re: automotive question

    Since no one mentioned this, atleast that I saw, you should always check the water level in your battery and always use distilled water to refill it. Also, you should always use a battery charger to trickle charge a vehicle, and not another vehicle. When you jump a vehicle, once it starts, you should disconnect the jumper cables. Though the voltage is the same, not all charging systems are equal.

    I personally will buy a walmart battery and warranty it out every year. At almost no cost and alittle work,you basically have a new battery every year with a warranty and walmart installs it, no matter the placement.

    Also, always have them test a new battery, it may have been sitting for a while and its never fun to get home with a brand new battery that is not charged. Especially since you maybe trouble shooting.

    AND..Also make sure you actually get a brand new battery and not one they have been using in their shop for misc uses.
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    Or just buy a good battery and not have to worry about it for 7 years.

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