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Old 03 Jan 2013, 11:12 am
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Here I am again .... at least week or so my car wouldn't start because it wouldn't shift.....they greased the shifter and all was okay.....now this morning the garage came up and started my car with a boost which took a long time......2 yrs ago I put a new battery in because it did the same thing....they put it on the machine and it showed nothing is causing it to run down......why won't it show something.....there has to be a reason......my lights are all off......confused....thanks jinky
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Old 03 Jan 2013, 11:29 am
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Have you ever taken all the cable connections lose and cleaned them? Not just the battery ends. Also use a good anti corrosive treatment when you put back together. Every where there is a connection is a potential trouble spot.
Also do you have fogs? They might be staying on.
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Old 03 Jan 2013, 11:40 am
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Also battery's go bad. Being the battery is two years old it could have failed.
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Old 03 Jan 2013, 11:47 am
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Also battery's go bad. Being the battery is two years old it could have failed.

^^ True. I had a Sears Die-hard in my Vette and every year for 3 years it would die (HARD). They would replace it with another under the warranty until finally, I told them to shove it, took my losses and bought a top of the line Auto Zone. Have had that now for a few years. PT has a BOSCH and it's been good for long time now.
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Old 03 Jan 2013, 11:49 am
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Also battery's go bad. Being the battery is two years old it could have failed.
^this

out of the four cars in my driveway, three have needed batteries in the past few months. IMO the extra hot summer is killing more of them than usual. when i had mine replaced it tested in the 200's for CCA vs the 560 it's rated.
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Old 03 Jan 2013, 03:08 pm
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I agree on the battery, gets to like -14* sometimes here in maine, i use an optima RED :-D $200 of the best battry known to man. thing never dies
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Old 03 Jan 2013, 03:15 pm
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you are all right....I have a bad cell in my battery so it is still under warranty....just have to pay a little as the warranty is almost gone.....thanks for the help......
would you keep a 2007 with 24,000km with 2 more yrs warranty on it.....maybe I should keep it until it costs alot....I am a senior and my hubby passed away amost 2 yrs ago and no one to help me make decisions.....thanks again everyone.....hugs jinky from Nova Scotia
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Old 03 Jan 2013, 03:27 pm
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Battery's die no matter what you drive. We all wished we had millage like that.
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Old 03 Jan 2013, 03:36 pm
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you are all right....I have a bad cell in my battery so it is still under warranty....just have to pay a little as the warranty is almost gone.....thanks for the help......
would you keep a 2007 with 24,000km with 2 more yrs warranty on it.....maybe I should keep it until it costs alot....I am a senior and my hubby passed away amost 2 yrs ago and no one to help me make decisions.....thanks again everyone.....hugs jinky from Nova Scotia
well i would keep it 24000 is nothing mines is 24000 +124000 and im keeping it
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Old 03 Jan 2013, 03:44 pm
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wow .......they keep telling me all my troubles are that I don't drive it long distance much but I drive it every second day for shopping......they say sometimes not many miles is worse than to many......
also when they replace the battery.....have to pay $60 as the warranty is you pay more as the warranty expires.....should the new battery be under warranty? Gosh it's hard to understand all this.....thank you so very much....pt cruiser hugs jinky
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