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Car needs jump after i shut it off runs fine tho

I have a new battery in there and that is testing to be good but when i shut my car off i need a jump. The service engine light came on once i got it read and they said it was a camshaft postion sensor i took it to the shop and of course the light was off by then so they looked at it and then looked at the battery and told me my ternmal was extra loose so they tigthen it and i ran it all day and night shut it off and it started right back up no issues at all. Today i run it and this entire time there is no issues while driving it but i shut it down and i needed a jump again i get home shut it off and now it wont start again.. I have a aftermarket system in there if that means anything but im at a lost i need help noone knows what the issue is and i dont have the money to kp sinking into it like that so please help me

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