ok, i was listening to the radio when i was cleaning the inside of the car...i went to start it up to pull it into the garage...low and behold the battery was dead. now, i asked my neighbor if he could jump me...and he did with his Escape. the thing is, the battery wouldnt start. so he gave me his spare battery out of his ranger. well, the poles were reversed and the the cables woundlt reach. let alone the fact that the CA was 100 amps more and the CCA was 50 amps less....give or take some. well, that battery didnt work. so he came back. saw me tinkering with the car. so he brought over his ranger this time and i put the original battery in and let it sit for a minute and this time, the battery charged. now whats up with that?? the battery is 3 years old. am i going to need a new one? anyone else have a simular experience?