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Battery power and its effect on the transmission/gears

I just had my 1995 Safari in for service 2 days ago, fixed an intake Manifold coolant leak, replaced gaskets and seals, T-Stat and cleaned out EGR passage. Also did major tune up with spark plugs, wires ,rotor and cleaned throttle body.
Now 2 days later the battery is fully discharged, appears not to be charging at all as the gauge does not indicate it was charging just discharging. Battery is 3 years old on a 6 year battery life. The transmission will not shift and engine idle on the vehicle is running fast.
Can these some how be related?

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You have a vacuum leak spray either along intake man see if idle speeds up

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