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When the engine is running does it still need battery charge?

06-23-2010, 11:50 PM
Hi guys,

I have a noob question, when a car is running, does it still need a battery/electric charge?

The thing is my car can suddenly died when I drive it and I took it to a shop and the tech has replaced some parts and it still did not work :(

Now when I start it I have to start and hold the key half way to get the car running... if I let it go it just died..

I have to take it to the another shop but in the mean time can anyone let me know?



06-24-2010, 09:39 AM
Once a vehicle is running it no longer requires the battery to stay running other than to complete the electrical circuit. Older vehicles could run with out a battery. Newer vehicles it would not be wise to try running without a battery.

06-24-2010, 09:40 AM
BTW, it sounds like you have a classic ignition switch failure.

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