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1997 Saturn won't hold a charge

I charged the battery on Saturday, full charge, did not crank up or drive that day. Sunday in the afternoon,(about 24 hours after full charge),
cranked car, sounded a little sluggish, but started. Drove 20 miles,
to my son's house stayed about 20 mins; drove back home 20 miles;
parked the car. Monday in the afternoon, would not crank, had the dinging of lights and the went to start and hear like tick-tick trying to start, but would not start. I know that I have a blow tail light in the
rear tried to replace bulb, lens is broken and water had seeped in and the bulb would not work ( I have a whole next lens in route to me), could this be shorting something out? Because the above problem about cranking has happen before this time.

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Battery is done or you need an alternator to check alternator start car remove positive side from battery if car stays running alt good f it shuts off alt bad then you need a battery

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