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My 2004 rx 8 won't start after sitting over night-the battery is only 4-6 months old-it stalls at stops

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There is most likely a current draw in the vehicle. make sure that everything is turned off or unplugged at night. Check the battery voltage with a multi meter at one hour intervals to see how much the voltage drops. You could have a bad alternator or starter that is starting to draw on the electrical system. It's a real pain to do, but try unhooking each of them at different times to see if it eliminates the draw. Also a very distinct possibility is that you could have gotten a bad battery, it has been known to happen. If it continues to happen, have the battery load tested.

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