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Q: Battery won't keep charge, car slow to start.

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Car is slow to start sometimes and the battery has a problem keeping a charge.

A: Its sounds like you could have a parasitic ...

Its sounds like you could have a parasitic drain on your battery. You would need to have a technician trace where it is coming from. A common problem is with interior lighting in the car. There may be a shorted wire from the trunk light or a glove box light may be staying on.

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