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I NEED HELP with my battery always dieing

I was driving around when my battery light came on so i took it to the local repair shop and they said i need a new alternator. so i got one and put it on then the next day the battery died again so i get it to my machanic and he said my alternator is broke. so i go and get the best one i can find and put it in. when i install it in my car my battery eventualy dies again. when they checked my alternator it always says no output what is my problem?????

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  • sacuna43 Nov 06, 2008

    i have the same problem lossing battery power. replaced battery, alternator, generator fuses, and battery terminals. And the battery light still turns on and runs down the battery and losses power. What do I do now.

  • bassam basma Dec 31, 2012

    The battery light never came on and the alternator is charging the battery, but when i do not use the car for about 2 or 3 days the batterey dies.

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Bad ground causing the alternator to short out.. check the ground at the battery first also have the battery checked a shorted cel can cause this

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