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What are all the things i got to do to figure out why the battery keeps dieing in my 89 buick lesabre. i have already bought a new alternator.

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Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5925550-dead_battery_troubleshooting . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

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