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Battirie kepps dying because ground wire or igtion wire

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If the battery keeps dying there are 3 main common causes.
One is that the battery could have internal short or build up that prevents it from holding capacity.
Second is that the alternator may not be charging the battery because the belt is loose, the diodes are fried, etc. It has to put out 13.5 volts when reved, in order to charge.
Third is that you could have something that stays on all the time, draining the battery at night. The alternator can do this, as well as a truck light, radio, short, etc. You check this by removing one of the battery terminals when everything is supposed to be off, and seeing if there is a 12 volt drain across the gap. You isolate this by disconnecting everything until it goes away.
Forth is that you could have such corroded terminals that it can't charge.

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COULD BE PROBLEM IN THE ALTERNATOR.BATTERY COULD BE DRAINING THROUGH IT.TURN OFF RADIO.BEFORE DISCONNECTING BATTERY CABLES.TAKE OUT ALTERNATOR HAVE IT CHECKED.

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