Battery does not hold a charge

Tiny
LEO DAVID
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  • 2010 TOYOTA PRIUS
  • 1.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 270,000 MILES
Tried to start the car but the battery died. Tried to jump it and it started but then it shut off after a few minutes.
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Friday, May 22nd, 2020 AT 6:33 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Have you had the battery tested? Try this simple test and let me know the results.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test

Also, make sure terminals on the battery are clean and tight. If the battery is weak, try to recharge it first. Once it is charged, if the vehicle starts, confirm the alternator is charging it. Here is a simple link that shows how that is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-alternator

Let me know what you find. Also, if you have already tried these things, let me know that as well.

Joe
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Friday, May 22nd, 2020 AT 7:00 PM

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