I left my car battery on while I was sitting in it listening to music, when I went to start my car, it wouldn't turn over. I tried to jump my car and made it about a mile before it died out

Asked by Sep 13, 2014 at 01:07 PM about the 2006 Honda Accord

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I tried to jump start my car and it
drove about a mile before dying out
while it was on and in drive. Could
this simply be that I just drained the
battery and it won't hold a charge
now?? I'm concerned it may be the
starter.....

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71,725

It could be that your alternator was on it's way out and by killing the battery you've made it work overtime. If the battery is over 4 years old replace it. Otherwise charge the battery on a charger and load test it. If it passes the load test check the alternator output. I suspect the alternator is fried. HTH. -Jim

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261,765

RIght, most probably time for a new battery.

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