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Battery was dead, tried to boost car with cables, no charge at all, bought new battery next evening the car is completely dead...again, could it be alternator not charging?

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You are probably correct on the bad alternator...Did your battery shop test the old battery? As you get your Mazda running again...(limited use with bad alternator) most parts stores can test the alternator output to confirm it is bad...Hope this helps.

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Not knowing for sure if the battery is completely dead after shutting down. And my guess is that the battery is not actually dead if all the electronics and lights stay working.

Im not sure is the batteries are new and what loads they have (cranking amps and such.

Check your ground cable for the battery
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