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Battery doesnot get charge due to dead alternator or loose serpentine belt. If you in US go to nearest Autozone store and check the battery for volatge and alternator for charge. If both fine check the serpentine belt if it is tight enough
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If it is fine check the connections of alternator and battery for corrosion. Corrosion can increase the resistance and decrease the electrical current
Please kindly let me know if you need more info
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The alternator is not charging correctly

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