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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-09-2009, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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New Battery needed

Started my 06 commander today with no problem. Worked as normal. Went to the grocery store and an hour later the engine is dead. I mean completely dead. After I got the doors opened with the remote control there wasn't enough power to lock or open them again with the control. I don't know what I left on to drain the battery or how it happened so quickly without warning. Got a jump, let it run for an hour, got it home and parked. I immediately tried to restart the vehicle and the battery is dead again. Completely dead. I guess I need a new battery, do you agree?

Anyway, where is the best place to purchase a new battery? Am I better off going to the dealer or one of the vendors like Pep Boys or the like? Also, any special type of battery I need to look for?

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I would try Pep Boys, or Auto Zone. They can look up exact replacements specs, and usually offer a better warranty and lower costs than a dealership. Some parts stores even do the install for free.
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Wal-mart also sells a good battery and will install it for free.



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I hope it's just the battery. It could be that the alternater is not charging the battery as it should.

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Same thing happened to my 06 a week ago. Drove home from work on Monday, park at the house like always. Came out to run an errand an hour later and it wouldn't start. Only enough power to open the door locks, not enough to relock them. Next day I got a new battery, everything was fine after that. I'm in central Texas and was told by several people that the heat has been hard on batteries this summer.

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Most battery/parts stores can check your complete system for proper charging and battery life.
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Thanks everyone for your help. Pep Boys or Autozone it is.

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I hope it's just the battery. It could be that the alternater is not charging the battery as it should.
I was thinking the same thing. I'll have them check it out to be sure.

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Same thing happened to my 06 a week ago. Drove home from work on Monday, park at the house like always. Came out to run an errand an hour later and it wouldn't start. Only enough power to open the door locks, not enough to relock them. Next day I got a new battery, everything was fine after that. I'm in central Texas and was told by several people that the heat has been hard on batteries this summer. John
Sounds like exactly the same thing. No warning or anything. Couldn't even lock the vehicle, not enough power. Though it hasn't been hot this summer here in the North East I hope it turns out like yours and is only the battery.

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I am an interstate battery dealer. You can goto any of their locations and they will test and install the battery for you.
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