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Two new batteries, won't hold charge

I have a 91 Honda Accord. In may I put a new battery in it. In Oct it wouldn't start and I bought another new battery. I just took it to a garage and had everything tested. They said I must have bought to junk batteries, because everything tested fine. Isn't this quite a coinsidence to have bought two new batteries at different places and they both lasted 4 months? Any suggestions?

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I would Check the Belt Tensioner. If the Belt Tensioner is Not Holding the Belt Tight Enough it will not allow the Alternator to Charge the Battery and will result in the Dead Batteries. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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