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My 1997 chevrolet astro is eating my batterys and i checked all the basics like lishts radio ect.

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    Spencer Kelly May 11, 2010

    have your alternator tested.



    also, make sure all your doors are fully closed at night, and your headlamps/DRL's are off, and if you have anything plugged into your cigarette lighter, try unplugging it for a while.

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Sounds like the alternator isn't working properly. If the battery is being "cooked" or overcharged the voltage regulator (built into the alternator) is broken. If it's not being charged enough, same problem. Either way, I believe you'll need to replace the alternator or at the very least have a shop replace the voltage regulator.

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