1999 Mercedes Benz ML320 Battery issues

Tiny
VERNABARKLEY
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  • 1999 MERCEDES BENZ ML320
  • 3.2L
  • 3 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Our old battery was recently replaced with brand new one (car doesn't get driven often). Now it's completely dead, nothing comes on, lights or anything. We put on the battery charger for several hours. Now the lights and accessories now come on but it still won't start. Should we charge more or try and jump it? If and when we get it going how long do we need to drive it or do we to charge it up? A friend said new batteries are not really intended to be put in a car that sits a lot because they need used and charged a lot when they're new to "build them up". Is this statement true?
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Monday, January 19th, 2015 AT 8:25 AM

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Tiny
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All of the new batteries I have ever gotten are charged more than enough to start a vehicle. It's possible that you either got a bad one, there is an electrical draw draining the battery. Yes, all batteries require charging if they sit; however, I never heard of what your friend told you.

Can you tell me exactly what happens when you turn the key to the start position? Is there any noise?
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Monday, January 19th, 2015 AT 12:13 PM
Tiny
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Thanks! At first there was nothing, no interior lights, sounds, click of the ignition, whine of the starter, etc. After charging about 2 hours then lights and accessories will come on but when you turn the key then nothing. Just a click. Starter doesn't even try to turn over.
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Monday, January 19th, 2015 AT 1:28 PM
Tiny
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GIVE THAT PUPPY A 2 AMP OVERNIGHT CHARGE

IF IT DON'T GET IT THEN

DO BOTH OF THE FOLLOWING ("MY ANSWER" IN THIS LINK 1ST)

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1996-chevrolet-tahoe-wont-start-sounds-dead-battery-jumpbox-get-same-reults

IF NONE-A THAT WORKS, TAKE MR. BATTERY TO A POPULAR AUTO STORE FOR A THOROUGH ANALYSIS, THIS IS USUALLY A FREE SERVICE

SHOULD IT BE AN UNHAPPY BATTERY, WITH NO WARRANTY

BEFORE YOU JUST IMMEDIATELY JUMP ON A NEW ONE

TAKE YOUR SUPER PHONE INTO THE PARKING LOT AND AT LEAST TRY THIS OR A SIMILAR METHOD TO HELP OUT THE OLE POCKETBOOK

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/2001-dodge-neon-milage-just-want-put-fliuds-their-locations

RETURN WITH GOOD NEWS

THE MEDIC
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Monday, January 19th, 2015 AT 3:43 PM

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