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My 2005 Chevy Equinox had run on its original battery for 9 years. This morning it gave but the weakest little sound and failed to crank over.
Auto-Club gave me a jump start, and I drove right to a parts store, kept the engine running, and bought a new battery. Once home I swapped out the batteries and everything is back to normal. But then...

I don't know diddly about electronics, but out of curiosity I stuck a multi-meter to the old battery, and it read 12.78V. Since I've planned to replace it anyway, I don't feel that I made an unnecessary expenditure but .... now I'm wondering whether the non-start could have been due to some other thing, and that issue wasn't solved by the swap out.

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