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If you replaced the battery with a brand new one, then no. The battery comes from the store with a fuul charge. If it didn't come charged up, then you have bought a defective battery.

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Q: You've just replaced the battery and alternator in a 1998 Ford Escort. Do you need to let it sit for the battery to charge or is there more to it?
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What could be wrong if i replaced the alternator and battery and still wont hold a charge?

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How long do you run your car after a a car jump?

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Can an alternator charge a car battery?

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