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The battery has a bad draw and wont stay charged.

I can jump start it and it runs great but it typically will not start back. New battery and alternator.

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You'll want to check your cables,especially the negative as its the side of the battery that holds the charge.If you have access to a ohmmeter this is a pretty easy check.Disconnect the negative cable and place a lead on the battery end of the negative cable and the other to the engine block you should get a 0 ohm to maybe 1 or 2,any higher and the connections need to be checked for corrosion,this could be corrosion on the battery clamp or where the cable bolts to the motor if you measure I'd think 50 or more ohms the cable is bad and needs to be replaced,and it may be easier for you to replace both cables as they are fairly inexpensive.Hope this helps and have a good day!

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