2005 Chrysler Sebring wont start just clicks

Tiny
KATHSMAN
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 30,000 MILES
I stored my car for the winter left the battery in and when I went to start it it just clicked. Jumped it and it started drove for 5 mile let it set running for an hour turnd off started back up waited and couple hours just clicked had to jump again what us wrong.
also in the back when I hit a bump it sounds like ascraping noise sorry 2 questions
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 9:50 AM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Due to all the unnecessary computers on your car, the memory circuits put such a load on the battery, you can only guarantee the car will start after sitting for three weeks. Once run down, it will take from 20 - 30 minutes on a charger just to make the battery acid conductive. After 30 minutes, the current increases and the battery will start to charge.

At idle, the alternator is not spinning fast enough to produce sufficient output to run the car AND charge the battery. 15 - 30 minutes of normal driving will be enough to recharge the battery enough for cranking.

Once the battery is charged, you might notice the engine stalling at stop signs. That's a sign the engine computer lost its memory, and minimum throttle must be relearned. You do that by driving at highway speed, then coasting for at least seven seconds without touching the brake or gas pedals.

A likely explanation of the grinding noise is rust buildup on the brake drums and rotors from humidity in the air. I park three cars for the winter, and they all make noise during the first drive in the spring.

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 9:43 PM
Tiny
AJSTER1989
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Simple all you need is a new battery, the battery that you have has a bad cell from sitting and being grounded all winter, you will need to replace it and that's it, simple 80 dollar fix to your problem, and that noise in the back, is it a constant rubbing, grinding noise, or just when you hit a bump, that could be a number of things from a dust cover to a strut, you can probably just take your car to somewhere like BIG-O-TIRES because they do free inspections and are even willing to take you out there and show you what's wrong with it for yourself.

Hope this Helps Andrew
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Friday, April 10th, 2009 AT 11:14 PM

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