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Battery goes dead

My kia battery goes dead about every two weeks, i had a off car battery test that said it was good. I then had an on car alternator test that said it was good. Still the same problem. I just replaced the battery and it went dead the same day, would not start off a jump, but after a while it started without the jump!

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2001 sephia changed belts rebuilt altenator and new battery and car still stalls out after an hour or 2 of driving. give it a boost starts...turn it off and its dead again....is it a voltage regulator..need help

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Sounds like a short in your starter.Get it checked.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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