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My reverse drains my battery way down and doesn't have a lot of power anymore I replaced the battery and the same thing is still happening? Could there be a short somewhere?

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Hi. Why you think it is reverse? If you sure your battery is good, first thing you check after is alternator. Test it. Could be shorted to ground or not charging properly. If it's ok, use drop voltage test to determine which circuit is at fault. Would be to much to write so go to website: Fluke. com for awesome info how to test for voltage drop and other tests.

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