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What is draining my battery

I just got a full charge and good battery oked by autozone the car started right up but i went back out to restart the car and it would not start the battery was completely dead

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Either your alternator is not charging the battery or it is over charging the battery therefore damaging the battery.

You could also have a component still on drawing power from the battery. The most common being the boot light.

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--BATTERY DRAINAGE TEST PROCEDURE--


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