If the sits on a flat surface for a day or two, the engine will not crank?

Tiny
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After car sits on flat surface for a day or two it won’t crank. When pushed on a slight decline cranks up no problem.
Friday, July 29th, 2022 AT 4:15 PM

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Tiny
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When you say crank do you mean run or the starter is not working when on a flat surface? If it is the latter, I would check the battery cables for corrosion. Also do the lights come on when on the flat ground? It could be a shorted battery. These guides can help us fix it. please go over them and get back to me.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/everything-goes-dead-when-engine-is-cranked

and

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

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/starter-not-working-repair

Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Saturday, July 30th, 2022 AT 11:05 AM

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