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New battery trickle charges and will start on a jump. Why is it dead again the next morning?

Original cassette player clock stays on all the time. Can this be draining the battery?

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Unlikely cassette clock is draining the battery, but there may be other drains.
Pull all the fuses, and while the key is out, use an amp meter to measure draw though where each fuse goes....

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SOURCE: Dead battery or starter?

Take the battery out and have it charged up. reinstall it and you should be allright. Your car has discharged it completely, and it will need a recharge to start. The gauge is only measuring voltage, and not the status of charge.

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take it to a garage and put it on the obdII reader.Save the guesswork.Had 1 just like that and the the code reader diagnosed 7 different things.But car should be running.I fixed mine by replacing almost all the sensors and the computer

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SOURCE: think alternator is bad

can you get a jump start and drive the car to autozone for a charging system test ? then you are right there if they tell you the alternater is bad .

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SOURCE: sometimes wont start

bad ignition switch

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SOURCE: Have a short or something draining battery.

Get a multimeter then disconnect the positive side of the battery. Measure the amp(current) between the terminal you just disconnected and the positive battery while the car is off. and have someone get a tweezer and pull out one at a time each fuse in the fuse box. When the amp goes down on the multimeter then you found out where in your car there is a short. Note the fuse you pulled out in your car manual. It could be radio shorting, domelight shorting. Sometimes kids drop pennys or coins in the radio disk slots shorting the radio or amplifier in the car is always on.

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