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Just got new battery from Autozone 10/28/2010. One week later car turned itself off while driving. Not alternator. Not starter. And now battery is drained so we bought battery charger from autozone today so we could run diagnostics. 2003 Rav 4-smaller engine. Any ideas?

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The fact that your battery is drained makes me think you may have a short somewhere (where could be anyone's guess) This would put a constant drain on the battery. Have you checked your Voltage regulator or fuse? It's possible if the voltage regulator went bad that it could have blown a fuse causing your vehicle to shut off. -I had a lead wire come loose from the battery in a Van I owned. -while driving. The whole car went dead. -On the side of the road scratching my head looking at the engine. Ended up noticing some frayed wire... Got my wire strippers, trimmed it, re-attached and POOF! On my way again like new in 15 minutes. Have you installed any accessories recently that could have accidentally caused this?

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