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I'VE PUT A NEW BATTERY IN MY MALIBU BUT IT DIES EVERY 3-4 DAYS? I HAVEN'T YET CHECKED THE ALTERNATOR TO SEE IF IT'S THE PROBLEM.

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Assuming battery cables and connectors are clean and tight, a failing battery is almost always due to a bad alternator. Other less likely causes are:

  • Bad starter~will start car when cold but not hot
  • Short circuit~takes 1-3 days to drain a fully charged battery depending on where the short is
Bring the car to one of the major chain Auto Parts stores that feature free testing. Most will do a complimentary check of the alternator. A quick check you can do yourself is to start the car, turn on the headlights and AC and very carefully, while the car is running, disconnect the negative battery cable and keep it away from the frame. If the car stalls while the cable is disconnected, you've isolated the problem and need to change the alternator.

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