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Stored 2yrs. installed new battery. won't keep charged. dead next morning.

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You didn't mention how far if any you drove since installing battery. First jump start, put voltmeter in battery while idling - should read 13.1v-15.8v. Anything less, replace alternator. If good, load test new battery.

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