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Asked by Mar 16, 2019 at 02:10 AM about the 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse

Question type: General

Put in new starter new battery ran fine now
not starting completely dead.what is
draining the system? Could it be security
system ? security works fine when car is
running.

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If you put in a new battery recently and now it's dead, I'd first suspect a dying alternator that's not producing enough voltage to keep the battery charged. The battery gradually loses charge and fails to start the car. Jump start the car properly; leave donor hooked up long enough to charge your battery, at least ten minutes. If the car starts, the battery hasn't been ruined. Get alternator tested/replaced. Only other thing would be a parasitic electrical fault where a defective switch or a broken wire is causing the battery to drain; these are difficult to find.

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