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When trying to start my car something is drawing the juice out of my battery

I have a new battery my car wants to start but wont when trying to start it a couple times my battery go dead why

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Your alternator may no be changing the battery, and you may also need a starter. I would take it to a part store and have them check the alternator

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You should not worry about the batteries, but look again what's is the real problem if there is one.

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You need to Check out the Alternator.

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Main fuse or fusible link blown? What led to the need for replacement batteryand jump any symptoms?

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Go to your nearest autozone and have your charging/staring system checked. If they find a problem with the alternator, that may explain your battery problems. If your think that one of your electrical systems may be pulling a "parasitic draw" or constant load, that is more complicated to diagnose. To diagnose a constant draw of your battery , you would need a ammeter connected inline with each circuit. Disconnect each fuse and connect a amp meter where the fuse would go, and record your resutls with the car off. The circuit with the most amperage is where I would start looking.

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there is a fuel pump reset switch im not sure where it located on that model but your owners manual should show u where it maybe under dash on passenger kick panel or in the rear cargo hold by spare tire

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