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Clicks as though battery dead but does not start with a jump

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clicks as though battery dead but does not start with a jump but if sits a while will start
JA: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?
Customer: yes
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2007 dodge caliber rt
JA: Are you fixing your Caliber yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing just a jumpstart
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

When your battery is dead, it also interferes with the battery that is attempting to jump start yours. get a new battery or charge yours first and do a load test. Then check your cables at both ends for corrosion. Check the starter and alternator too.

Thanks, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

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Thanks again, Ron

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