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No power. Boost car and it runs fine. Can restart for a day or two, then go out to start and no power again (no lights on dash...nothing). Check voltage across battery terminals, less than 1 volt (strange). Brand new battery and alternator.

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Hi, you have what we call a draw on the battery. Something in the car is staying on when the key is off.

Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5925550-dead_battery_troubleshooting . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

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