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After zero battery problems for over a decade, my 2005 sat…

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After zero battery problems...

After zero battery problems for over a decade, my 2005 sat idle for 3 months. It's now appearing to be charged, but low -- maybe 2-6 bars. but occasionally while driving it'll suddenly drop to one bar

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?

2005 USA Prius. over 100k miles

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Prius yourself? What have you tried so far?

When it drops to one bar, the quickest fix is to turn it off and restart. We've been driving it for about 3 days after 3 months of idleness in a garage.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, that's it.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Gary, Technician replied 5 months ago

has the battery been tested for bad cells and cold cranking amps yet ?

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