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95 pontiac grand prix wont stay charged new batt,new alt,runs but will drain down till dies

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There has to be a drain of some sort, simple things to check, glove box light, trunk light , make sure these ore off when they are closed. worse case scenario.... strter notor is polling, meaning the internal bearings are worn and the magnets are pulling the armature to the inside wall and draining the battery, Replacing the starter may solve the problem if its not the lights. I wish you good luck.

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Try isolating the circuit. Do you know how to measure current? If not, read this: http://www.fixya.com/support/t21679428-purchased_velleman_dvm850bl_check
Then go to the fuse box and remove all of them, making sure to write down which one goes where. Then go back, plugging in each one back in, and reading the current on the equipment. If there's a current drain, you'll find it and know where it is.

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