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Usually caused by alternator failure. If you have a voltmeter, start engine and check voltage at battery. It should be at least 14 volts. If not, replace alternator. If you don't have a voltmeter, remove the alternator and take it to the parts store for testing. If you have questions, please let me know.

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    Jeff Dawson Oct 16, 2013

    Here's one. A buddy of mine has this model. Yesterday he was driving home and was losing all power t the electrical system very slowly. I jumped hims twice and the car started right up, yet i didn't detect any draw from my battery. He replaced the battery and the alternator. The car wouldn't start. What could be the issue? Confused.

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    Jeffrey Turcotte Oct 16, 2013

    I would guess an issue with battery cables and possibly a short of the positive battery cables. Trace the cables to see if the insulation is melted maybe against a hot pipe. Check the cables for continuity in case the cable has failed internally. If all positive cables are good, check the ground connections from the battery to the engine and chassis.

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