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New battery died after replaced bcuz car wouldnt start thought it was the starter

I thought my starter died on me but i decided to change the battery to see what would happen and when i did the car started rite up and did so maybe 4 times within the following 18 hrs but now the new battery is dead and the car is doin nothing but clicking and draining dead what could b the root of the problem? 92 lexus ls400

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    I was having intermittent starting issues on my Gs400. Battery and terminals was replaced new and still the same problem. Starter would click and maybe on the third try it would engage and crank up. I decided to the starter out for an inspection. Come to find out the contacts in the solenoid was wore out. I replace them and put everything back together. Now the starter just spins and will not engage the flywheel. What do you think is wrong?

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Maybe its da alternator,i had that same problem with my ls400,new battery kept dying,i had 2 get it chargered like three times within one day,it was my alternator gone bad.

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Check your alternator

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