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Whe n park for a day the new battery will die and the car will not start the alternater is also new

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I know you said it is a new battery, but I have bought new batteries before only to find out that they were defective. Take it in and have it checked out. Once you can eliminate the power source as the problem, then you can start looking for the location of the current drain. With the vehicle shut off, the lights off including dome light and under hood light, and no other equipment on, start checking circuits at the fuse block to see which ones have current flow when they shouldn't. Once you find that circuit, start trying to isolate what part of that circuit is defective. For example, if the problem is the power window circuit, check between the fuse and the power window switch for continuity and current flow. There should be continuity but no current flow. Then check for flow across the switch. If there is flow across the switch then the switch is defective. There should be no current at the motor until the switch is engaged. Don't forget that the clock and the radio station memory will be drawing tiny amounts of power at all times, so don't let that sidetrack you.

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