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1996 Lincoln town car. Striker metal scratched from using pliers to install

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Hi, no it cant drain anything but your wallet if you brake it ! If you go to a large parts store, you know the new style store you can get lost in ! Most will come out with a nice tester in there hands and put it on the battery and tell you thje problem. Its either a bad battery or a short, so atleast you will leave knowing the problem. And guess what most places that I deal with don't charge a penny so you are already ahead before you start, good luck, Frank

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