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My car wont start it turns over but will die once I jump it.. it will run for a while and then stop the next day

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You either have a short or bad alternator.

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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