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Battery drains while driving

Already replaced the alternator and the sylinode in it. still when i drive it the power will drain and the car with shut off. i need a jump start to get going for a little while then it will do it again. i got the new alternator test and it is all good. what else could it be.

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The power wire that comes off the back side of the altnator could have a bad connection, I would take the nut off and make sure the connection is good, if it is i would follow the wire all the way over to the battery to make sure there are no brakes in the wire. if there are no brakes in the wire check the connection at the battery, chances are you find something going on with that wire.

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