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1988 cadillac eldorado has a new battery that only starts up with a jump charge. I think it might be the altinator or alarm ? Need the solutions

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It could be the hood latch isn't engaging all the way and causing the hood light to stay on and create a drain on the battery. My grandfathers car (same year/make) had this issue and we used a bungy cord to keep it shut all the way and the problem is gone now.

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