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What is draining my battery. its not the battery. i replaced my battery two days ago, however, my car is not starting. it make a funny sound when I attempt to start the car. i have a mitsubishi montero sport.

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I would venture to guess that your alternator is not working. Most auto parts store will check the output from the alternator for free. And then sell you a replacement alternator if it is not working.

Make sure that you clean your battery terminals AND your battery cables whenever you disconnect them.

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