1997 Mazda Other short

Tiny
PATTI LANE
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  • 1997 MAZDA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
My daughter's car, the alternator was not working per Auto Zone. Purchased a new alternator and had it installed. Next they said it need a battery, purchased a new battery and had it installed. Now I'm told that there is a short somewhere. How do I locate the short?
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 AT 7:39 AM

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Tiny
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If auto parts says it's a short they have no idea cause they dont' work on them like a mechanic does. So in short never believe them unless it's for parts. Shorts are best left to the pros cost you less and less in aggravation as well getting it back a hell of a lot sooner. Check the fuses in fuse boxes pointed out. It may be that.
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Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 AT 9:58 AM
Tiny
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Oh btw this pic is off of a Millenia so if you have a different model it should be similar as you didn't give model of car
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Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 AT 9:59 AM

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