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Old September 4th, 2017, 10:25   #3
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So what happened? I didn't see anything out of the ordinary.

What was the "quick check" you did? Doing any kind of check on a dead battery usually gives you erroneous results.

What I do is put it on a charger overnight the day before it goes back in the car and if the charging amps gets down to two and the battery voltage is correct, the battery is good. The charging amps on a bad battery will stay at 4 to 6 amps and if there are shorted cell(s) the battery voltage will be low.

Of course a 5+ year old battery owes you nothing.............
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