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MY BATTERY IS DEAD ALTHO IT IS RELATIVELY NEW. A MECHANIC SAID IT WAS''LEAKING.'' WHAT DOES THAT MEAN AND HOW CAN IT BE FIXED??

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Leaking means there is an internal short circuit within your car electrical system causing your new battery drained.
1- First bring the car to an Autozone store to have it checked free on the Alternator. It the alternator didn't not charge, then your battery is dead after running for a few days: that sounded logical.
2- Charge up your battery by disconnecting the cables from the car. If it is not fully charged then exchange the battery since it is still new.
3- With everything shut off from car accessories, hook up a Multimeter setting at current measurement in series with positve car cable. Your readings should be less then 8 mA. If you have more than there is a shortage in some electric circuit within the car. The most comon one is that a diode in alternator shorts outcausing battery drained fast. If this is not a case, then it is time to isolate other accessories to find out where the bad apple is. Good luck.

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New? then, go to the dealer where you bought it. It must be still under warranty. It's not supposed to be
leaking since it is new. Otherwise, you have no option
but to buy another.

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