What possible problems could be the cause of the battery dying.

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  • 1997 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER
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I have a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer and the battery keeps dying after a few startups. After a few startups I have to bypass the starter and use a screwdriver on the starter solenoid to start it. I replaced the battery, alternator (both on 7/9/12), and the starter solenoid (replaced on 7/6/12). The starter was replaced a few months prior.

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 8:14 PM

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Check engine light on?

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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 AT 8:41 PM
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Could be the transmission range switch and ignition switch-starter motor itself-have the starter motor load tested

Battery problem: could be the alternator or an excessive parastic draw

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