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I have a 2006 Pontiac...
I have a 2006 Pontiac vibe and have replaced the battery three times in the last four months. Just drove it three days ago with no problem after replacing the battery. Now it just groans and grumbles when I try to crank it. Radio quit working about six months ago. Only 35,800 miles on car. Yes I know that's not much. I don't drive much. Any ideas?
Thanks, Sharon
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Pontiac Mechanic: Jeromy Madison,
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Why did you replace the battery three times?

Did the batteries test bad or did they just go dead?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
New one in December 2014. It died and tested bad in Jan 2016. That one died and tested bad in February 2016 after about 4 weeks. Now the car won't start again. But at least the light comes on and it makes noise this time. Didn't the previous two times. And I misspoke. This is the third battery in a little over a year. Radio still won't work consistently. Occasionally comes on by itself at random times. I can live without it. Thanks.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
You still there?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hello?
Pontiac Mechanic: Jeromy Madison,
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I am sorry, I am back now.

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Pontiac Mechanic: Jeromy Madison,
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Does it crank over now?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It tries but won't turn over
Pontiac Mechanic: Jeromy Madison,
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Ok, turn over and cranking are the same. Firing is when it is actually starting.

Is it not turning over?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No. It makes a kind of grinding noise
Pontiac Mechanic: Jeromy Madison,
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The battery is fully charged?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It was 2 days ago. And only a week old.
Pontiac Mechanic: Jeromy Madison,
 replied 2 years ago

Yes, but you will need to use a tester to check if it is still fully charged.

Have you tried to jump start it?

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