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If the car isnt driven in a couple of days the battery dies. New battery installed two months ago. Alternator tested its fine. What could be the problem?

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Clean the ground wire from the battery to the block and make sure the terminals are tight

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Charge the battery, start the car.
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Got to junk yard find one for your vehicle.
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