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Car has new battery altinator ,starter and new ground wire and supete belt but battery keeps grounded out draining battery.both altinator and battery checked on and off car and are good...

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The existing wiring has shorted itself to the body of the car. You will have to first remove one fuse at at a time to find out which circuit is leaking(discharging the Battery). Else have the entire wiring checked up by a qualified technician, since The problem can be better analyzed by their PC at their any of the authorized Dealer/Service Station which is closest. A full check will take some time, hence get/procure a warranty for at least 3 Months from the date the vehicle is handed back to you..............sodeep

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