I went into the store the other day and when I came out and tried to start my 1999 Deville it was dead. No cranking, no dash lights, no anything. I had to get jumped and it started right up with one turn of the key. The next day Pep Boys checked my charging system and they said the alternator was fine but the battery seemed weak. It was only 10 months old, so they replaced it under warranty. The next morning, I went to start the car and it was dead again. I turned the key back to the original position and tried again. The key seemed to go forward a little further than before (maybe it was my imagination) and the car started right up. I know nothing about cars, but since then, I have been revving up the engine before turning the car off hoping the battery will have enough charge for the next time I try to start the car. The car has started the last 5-6 tries with no problems. Any ideas what might be wrong? I have a feeling it won't be long before I get stuck somewhere and will need a jump again.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 AT 3:48 AM