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Old 02-20-2002, 08:35 PM
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Discharged Battery

I once had a car that did the same thing! It turned out to be a shorted out Diode in the alternator! What had happened was that someone worked om the car, probably left the door opened to find out later the battery had been drained. Show they try to jump start the car and in the processs cross the cables (short them) to make sure they have a good conection. Bad idea! They make have just cost you a re-build! Go to Auto Zone have them put it on their machine they can tell you right away if a diode is bad. The other thing, if you have a shorted diode it can ruin your new battery too!

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