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Your old battery probably wasn't that bad. Check the alternator output. If it isn't working right you'll never get a fully charged battery. The battery only STORES electrical engergy. If the alternator isn't functioning properly the battery won't get charged. Most auto parts retailers will check your charging system for free. If you have a voltage meter you can do a simple test yourself. Charge the battery, either with a small homeowners battery charger or at an auto parts retailer or other shop. After the battery is charged, start the engine and use a volt meter to determine how much voltage is present at the battery. With the engine running the battery should show about 13.5 volts +/- a little bit. While watching the meter, have someone bring the engine up to about 1000 RPM, then turn on the lights, heater fan and if you have a rear window defroster, that too. The voltage shouldn't drop much, it should stay right near 13.5 Volts. If it is below 12.5 Volts with the RPM's up, the alternator isn't working.

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Q: You just purchased a new battery for your carIt never seemed to have a good charge from new and as just short trips are made never fully charged Now it just clicks when turned on but will not start?
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