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The battery drains off--over night if not driven much--in several days if driven for longer stretches. battery is new--no drain is detectable using testers--i never use the radio or tape player--use the AC/heater sparingly--it charges well--very frustrating.

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First unhook the battery overnite the see if it starts in the morning if it doesnt the battery is bad, if it does a diod is bad in the alternator and draining the battery down, change the alternator

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