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My 2000 chrysler cirrus will start and run but battery won't stay charged

Changed the the alternator and the battery but the battery won't hold a charge when you crank it it will run but won't turn back over when cut the car off

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You have a short, or something that is not turned off that is draining your battery.Did you install something "electrical" lately?
FYI before you replace a battery. Get the car started, disconnent the battery and if it dies, You need a alternator.

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Check wires to see if they have fusible link in wires ( battery )

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Is there any corrosion on the battery cables? Check all four ends.

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