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Battery keeps going dead. Especially if car not driven for day or two. KIA ran checks of electrical system but found nothing. Am on sixth battery. Newest one only 3 weeks old and went dead over weekend. I have a new alternater and battery but no charge

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    I have a 1990 ford thundbird and the battery keep going dead new battery autonery good check the wires can't find the problem

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