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I just bought a battery 2 weeks ago and my car is completely

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I just bought a battery 2 weeks ago and my car is completely dead. I have gotten the alternator check and it is good.
JA: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?
Customer: Someone checked it about 1 month ago and it was charging. For some reason, it dies while it is parked.
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: Kia Amanti 2005
JA: Are you fixing your Amanti yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have bought 2 batteries.in the last 6 months. I've had the alternator checked.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

how long does it sit before the battery is dead ?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I park it about 6 pm when i get home from work and the next morning it is completely dead
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

if the battery is confirmed good and they tested the alternator and the amps and volts test good then there has to be a draw on the electrical system enough to kill the battery when it sits

please have BOTH the battery and alternator tested again for volts and AMPS and for a bad cell in the battery

if they both pass those tests then a shop will need to do a draw test on the system

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Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

you need to give me a few to type back to you

Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

they will connect a meter in series with your negative battery cable and see if there is a draw over 50 MA

if there is they will pull one fuse at a time until the draw drops below 50 MA and what ever is on that fuse is the draw

we usually see radios cause this type of issue

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
My radio was gone out when I replacex the first battery in March and haven't worked since
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Replaced
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

have the battery and alternator double checked for amps and bad cells in the battery if they both are 100 % tested good for all of that then a draw test needs to be done next

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

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