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Flat battery on rover 420 turbo diesel

I have a rover 420 turbo diesel, when i leave it over night the next morning it seems like the battery is flat, replaced battery twice when it has started it is fine for the day, also when the ignition is switched on there is a sort of buzzing sound from the alternator.

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Hi, it may be that either your battery is faulty, have it drop tested, or if that is ok your starter motor may be faulty drawing to much current, ie, it needs a recon, hope this helps

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