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I have a 2000 chevy tahoe and I jumper cable it to start and I drive it all day but the following day it wont start so I hve to jump start it again. It has a new battery and I got the alternator checked and it was ok

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Unhook one battery cable, positive usually. Now hook a multimeter between the battery post and the cable. With everything off it should read zero volts or close to that. then switch the meter to measure current (amperage) it should read zero again (or very slightly above that as the radio memory draws a small amount.
If it isn't zero or low then you have an item that is staying on and draining your battery overnite. Time to troubleshoot what it may be.

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