Concorde electrical? Desperate for help!

Tiny
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I own a 98 crysler concorde with 75,000 miles and 3.2 engine. The car runs great--when its working. After being jumped the car will run for about 2-3 minutes then cut back off again. Since I have had the car, it has had to be jumped every now and then. Eventually it got to a point where it seemed as if the alternator was not charging the battery long enough to stay running. I replaced the battery and it worked temporarily, then jumped again. I replaced the wireing from the battery to the alternator and it worked great AND the battery finally tested as a 'good battery'--then had to be jumped again. I took the alternator out of the car and took it to 3 different shops 2 of 3 saying the alternator is working fine. One mechanic told me it seems like an electrical problem. I am so confused and will take any advice I can get. The car is obviously made as backwards as they get. I am a single mother and I go to school. School starts in 2 weeks, and without this problem fixed, I'm at a loss and cannot attend school. I would love to give the small donation this webpage is asking for, but I'm so over broke I don't know what to do. Please help me. I am desperate for answers.
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Thursday, August 9th, 2007 AT 12:24 PM

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Tiny
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2 out of 3 Backyard Techs and 1 says electrical problem. Did they bother checking for an excessive parasitic drain meaning a short circuit.

Use a test light and disconnect a battery cable put test light alligator clip on the disconnected cable, the other end to the battery post, Is the test light On?

If it does -find the fuse box/ power distribution, now start removing fuses one at a time-the fuse that turns off the test light is the problem area.
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Thursday, August 9th, 2007 AT 4:02 PM
Tiny
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I will definetly try that thank you for your advice. I am taking any help I can get. You are wonderful!

Thanks again
Jen
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Monday, August 13th, 2007 AT 1:15 AM

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