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BATTERY DIES WHEN I TURN THE CAR OFF

CHANGED THE DISTRIBUTOR CAP AND CRANK SHAFT SENSOR. NOW BATTERY WONT HOLD A CHARGE. STARTER TESTED OUT GOOD. NOT STARTER. THE CAR STARTS FINE WITH A JUMP, LED IDYL FOR 30 MINUTES DROVE IT FOR 30 MINUTES. TURN CAR OFF AND WONT CRANK AGAIN.

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Sounds like you need a new battery and an alternator. You can have both of these parts checked at your local AutoZone or parts store.

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Sounds like the ignition switch not sending power to the starter OR power to the IGN "on" circuit. But before you jump into that check the MAIN fuses in the fuse box under the hood. Also check any fusible links that may have burned...these are a wire that is designed to "burn" like a fuse. They are attached to the positive side of the starter solinoid, also when you check that don't forget to make sure the nut retaining the positive BAT wire is tight on the solenoid.

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