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Battery keeps going dead,bought 3 new,had new belts installed as per recall,alternator is good. still have to jump start when I have to use it.

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Sounds like something is causing a power drain. If you know how to use an amp meter it's not too hard to find it. Disconnect the positive terminal from the battery with the meter set on amp put one lead from the meter on the battery terminal the other to the cable you took off the battery so that the current goes through the meter if it shows a drain pull out one fuse at a time until no drain seen then just check what that fuse goes to.

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