Car requires jump start after standing for 2/3 days.Lights, dash, radio etc. all ok.Problem does not occur with daily use.

Asked by Mar 19, 2014 at 02:02 PM about the 2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Pacific Coast Hwy Edition

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Model has a 2.2 merc. diesel engine and the battery is under the passengers seat !!!. Any
help or advice much appreciated.

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2 things come to mind. 1) the battery is on its way out. 2) there's a electrical short some place. An easy way to check for a short is to disconnect the battery be sure the doors are close and no electrical acc are on and see if there is a spark when you touch the battery with the end of the disconnected battery lead.

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